Donald Sultan

Biography of Donald Sultan

The internationally renowned American artist Donald Sultan (born 1951) rose to prominence in the 1970s as part of the New Image Movement in New York City. He is best known for his still-life imagery, deconstructing and transforming organic elements such as flowers and fruits through his use of geometric form and minimalism. The works hover between nature and artificiality, abstraction and representation. A key aspect of Sultan’s work is his use of industrial materials such as aluminium, linoleum and enamel, which contrast acutely with the fragile, natural subject matter.


Donald Sultan is an avid print-maker, acknowledging how adeptly the medium lends itself to the contrasting concepts at play in his work: delicate poppies are transformed from their natural ephemeral state into enduring symbols of reproduction, consumer culture and modern man-made processes of creation.


Donald Sultan is included in major museum collections such as the Tate Gallery, London, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Singapore Museum of Art, Singapore. 

Available Works: 8