Peyton paints from life and from a range of secondary sources, taking inspiration from films, literature, music and opera, as well as family and friends. The exhibition will include works from her early life, in addition to those made more recently, charting her changing approach.
Peyton's elegant, often androgynous figures are perfectly suited to compliment the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition opening two weeks later, and this will be the first time in the National Portrait Gallery's history that an exhibiting artist will be given the run of the gallery. A selection of Peyton's portraits will be dotted throughout the permanent collection, keeping company with the Tudor faces and formal portraits that span centuries.
|What||Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels, National Portrait Gallery|
|Where||National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
03 Oct 19 – 05 Jan 20, 10am–6pm daily
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