Eric Fischl (b. 1948) is an American artist best known for his large-scale, naturalistic paintings of the dark side of suburban American life. His work often explores the underlying themes of sexuality, intimacy, and voyeurism in every day life — all depicted in dream-like, vivid color. He has also worked in sculpture and prints. Born in New York, Fischl grew up in the suburbs of Long Island and eventually earned his BFA from the California Institute for the Arts. He also spent time in Chicago and Nova Scotia (having his first solo show there in 1975) before moving back to New York in 1978. Along with being a part of many prestigious collaborations and private collections, Fischl’s work can be found in the public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the St. Louis Art Museum. Fischl is also the founder and lead curator for America: Now and Here, a multidisciplinary exhibition of 150 of America’s most celebrated visual artists, musicians, poets, and filmmakers. Currently, he lives and works in Sag Harbor, NY.

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