Peter Saul

1934, San Francisco, CA
Lives in Germantown, NY

Peter Saul is a renowned painter of entertaining and provocative paintings. As an ‘anti-conformist’ and a ‘bad boy’ of painting, he mingles beauty and savagery, romance and ugliness in works that disarm the viewer. “Saul wants to offend and please at the same time.”

Drawing imagery from popular culture and using brash colors that add to the confusion, Saul accentuates the violent and vulgar nature of representation. He has a taste for narration and buffoonery. Peter Saul made prints for the first time at Shark’s in November 2002. He used his fine drawing skill and high-keyed color to create three lithographs, Self Portrait with Haircut, Modern Home, and Origins of Captain Marvel.

Peter Saul’s work is in the collections of many museums around the world including The Art Institute, Chicago, The Los Angeles County Museum, the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Mons, Belgium, Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris, The Metropolitan Museum, New York and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

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