600: Dive Deep: Eric Fischl and the Process of Painting

“Dive Deep” reveals the evolution of the artist’s painting process over the course of his career. Eric Fischl is an American Neo-Expressionist painter and sculptor best known for his figurative paintings and ambiguous, sexually charged imagery. He grew up on suburban Long Island, an environment he has described as “a backdrop of alcoholism and a country club culture obsessed with image over content.”

“You know, at a certain point, paintings paint themselves. That is to say, you just carry out what it is telling you to do. You can’t change it.”

“Dive Deep: Eric Fischl and the Process of Painting” is edited by Harry Philbrick. Published by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2012. Donated to the library by artist Mary Jo Matsumoto from California, USA ❤️

Photos by Anna Iltnere / Sea Library

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