Early life and work. Peter Saul was born in San Francisco, California, and studied at the California School of Fine Arts from to and at Washington University in St. Louis from to before moving to Europe where he remained until Saul was inspired by ’s comic books such as Crime Does Not Pay, Plastic Man, and the painting Coney Island . Peter Saul, Donald Trump in Florida, , Acrylic on canvas, ,1 x ,8 cm, 78 x inches / Courtesy of the Artist and Hall Art Foundation. For over fifty years, Peter Saul (b. , San Francisco, CA) has been one of America’s boldest and most iconoclastic painters.
A Pop art predecessor who helped pave the way to neo-Surrealism, Peter Saul is known for his luridly colored, contrarian depictions of popular culture and political history. In the s and '60s, reacting against Abstract Expressionism's seriousness and influenced by Surrealist Roberto Matta, Saul began to paint everyday objects like iceboxes, steaks, and toilets in bright colors, . Jaunty colors, precise distortions, and exaggerated cartoony violence shouldn’t add up, except in a Peter Saul painting. By locating a slew of puerile fantasies—Saul loves bodily excretions—within hot-button issues, he raises them to a highly sophisticated aesthetic level. No other artist is as urbane, ferocious, and funny as Saul.
George Adams Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York, founded in From its inception, the gallery has introduced and promoted a diverse range of artists, most notably from the San Francisco Bay Area and Latin America, while mounting regular exhibitions of 20th Century European master drawings by such artists as Max Beckmann, . Peter Saul, “Saigon” (), a critique of America’s role in the Vietnam War and phantasmagoria of erotic violence. Credit Peter Saul/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Whitney Museum of American Art/Licensed by Scala; Art Resource, NY.
Peter Saul is a contemporary American painter known for his genre-defying paintings satirizing American culture. View Peter Saul’s artworks on artnet. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. See available paintings, works on paper, and prints and multiples for sale and learn about the artist. Tyro ambition pointed Saul toward Europe, where he spent eight years in England, the Netherlands, Paris, and Rome. He took to painting jam-packed brushy images of consumer goods, body parts, and.