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Elizabeth Peyton is an American painter born in Danbury, Connecticut. She has a degree in fine arts from The School of Visual Arts in New York City.  Peyton is now a leading Contemporary Figurative painter, best known for her portraits of celebrities and musicians. Her recent works depict her friends and close relationships, as well as prominent figures from art and cultural circles. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She currently lives and works in Long Island, NY.