Elizabeth Peyton is without doubt one of today's masters of portraiture. Her small-scale works combine a keen involvement in the popular culture of the late 20th century as well as a connection with the long line of modern artists that lead to the genesis of Pop and contemporary art in general, notably French 19th century painter Édouard Manet. Peyton's choice of subjects knows no bounds, making full use of the intimacy of the portrait… Read more
About the artwork
To capture the extraordinary emotion and expression in her small scale and intensely personal portraits Elizabeth Peyton has to be completely enraptured by her subject. This signed image portrays Alice Neel, an American painter known for her Expressionistic portraits of her friends, family, lovers, poets, artists, and strangers – subject matter very similar to that of Peyton's.