Elizabeth Peyton's Biography
Elizabeth Peyton is an American painter and figurative artist born in 1965. She is best known for her small-scale, intimate paintings of celebrities and influential people. She is considered a contemporary artist and has exhibited her work in many prestigious galleries around the world. Her works often have strong emotional and psychological impact and reflect her interest in portraiture, the cult of celebrity, and the history of painting. She often draws inspiration from works of the Old Masters, as well as popular culture, fashion, and music. Her work is held in many important public and private collections.