Cecily Brown

Born 1969
Hometown London, England
Lives and Works New York, NY
Education
BA, Slade School, London, England, 1993

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Tate Gallery, London, UK

Cecily Brown draws inspiration from sources as diverse as Goya, Joan Mitchell, and Willem de Kooning, and her paintings combine aspects of both figuration and abstraction. Borrowing the names of classic novels, plays, and Hollywood films (such as The Fugitive Kind, High Society, or The Pajama Game) and utilizing a wide-ranging color palette, from faint pastels to lavish oils, she seems to draw from the best of both Cézanne and early Pollock.


Brown’s work has appeared most recently in solo exhibitions at the Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria (2012); The Hague, Netherlands (2010); Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover, Germany (2010); and Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany (2008). She is represented by Gagosian Gallery in New York.

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