Alumnus Elizabeth Peyton (BFA 1987 Fine Arts) will give a rare public talk when she presents this semester’s Distinguished Alumnus Lecture on Thursday, November 5, 7pm, at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street. The talk is being presented by the The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts.
Known for her stylized portraits of close friends, pop icons and European royalty, Peyton is often credited with the resurgence of figurative painting in contemporary art. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world and was recently the subject of a mid-career retrospective by the New Museum of Contemporary Art.
Image: Elizabeth Peyton, The Age of Innocence, 2007, oil on board.