Overview

If you worry about how good the art is, you're never going to make your own art.

Fischl is a skilled figurative painter of intimate and provocative subject matter. His work is compared to Edgar Degas for his informal scenes and treatment of light and color.

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Fischl's work focusses on the rift between what is experienced and what can not be said. 

Eric Fischl was born in 1948 in New York City and grew up in the suburbs of Long Island. He attended Phoenix College and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California Institute for the Arts in 1972.

 

While living in Chicago, Fischl worked as a guard at the Museum of Contemporary Art before moving to Halifax to teach painting at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. A keen observer of the relationships between people, and between people and their surroundings, Fischl made his reputation in the 1980s with large-scale figurative oil paintings depicting ambiguous, erotically...

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