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Eric Fischl  New York, NY

'Surviving The Fall Meant Using You For'

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About Eric

Eric Fischl was born in New York City and grew up in the suburbs of Long Island. He received a BFA from California Institute for the Arts in 1972. Prior to that he studied at Phoenix College.

Fischl has collaborated with renowned artists and authors such as E.L. Doctorow, Allen Ginsberg, Jamaica Kincaid, Jerry Saltz and Frederic Tuten. Likewise, his work has been featured in over a thousand publications.

His work has been extensively exhibited worldwide at museums and galleries including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modem Art in New York City, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, St. Louis Art Museum and Musee Beaubourg in Paris.

Eric appears in the following Top 10 lists

'New York'



10 of 18 reactions displayed

"I love being reminded of the light in the room."

"I have always loved Eric's work. Was lucky to see his work at the Museum of Modern art and the Whitney many years ago. Glad to see he is still working and growing!"

"The cool thing was linking to his site and seeing a way wider range of his work than the standard canon found in most art history texts that try to deal with art since 1970. For the folks complaining about all the "realism" on this site- its what the site caters to. There are other sites that might cater to your tastes. Seeing how there still is such a bias against "realism" in many art schools and many parts of the art world... I find it refreshing."

"I like! I haven't noticed all of the work here is realism based - in any case, this one I like; many I don't."

"I remember Fischl's first show in New York. His work has always been exciting and daring. He has improved tremendously over the years. However, I do think his work relies too much on the camera. I have to wonder why he is featured on a site like this, he hardly needs the exposure."

"Too "Rockwell" Excuse me; it's like upscale "Rockwell" Only someone from New York would understand it."

"Light and Shadow... Brilliant!"

"Nice work with light!"

"It is fascinating how Lighting could be used to make such interesting points."

"Don't love it. Why is most of this stuff so realism based. Lots of varying types of art out there. Not all realistic figures. Change it up, eh?"

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