Billy Sullivan

Born 1946
Hometown New York, NY
Lives and Works New York, NY
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 1968
High School of Art and Design, New York, NY, 1964
Billy Sullivan has been rocking the New York scene since the late 60s, chronicling the flamboyant, colorful bohemian world of the artists, models, movie stars, debutantes, and partiers who have been his friends and muses. He is famous for his paintings, pastels, and photographs that are playfully, but expertly, composed to capture the exuberance and spontaneity of a moment.

"My work is a diary of my life," Sullivan explains in i-D Magazine. "I went out every night for many, many years, it seemed only natural the two would combine." His portraits and still lives seem highly personal, and they stand out for their ability to draw the viewer into the atmosphere as participants rather than observers.

Billy Sullivan Gallery Art


Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY

Permanent Collection

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Guild Hall Of East Hampton, New York, NY
The General Electric Company, Fairfield, CT
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
The Metropolitan Bank and Trust Collection, New York, NY
New Orleans Museum of At, LA
Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, FL
Hyde Museum, Glens Falls, NY
Deloitte and Touche, Stamford, CT
Dow Jones Company, New York, NY

Works Available for Purchase


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