Cecily Brown

Cecily Brown is a British painter. Her style displays the influence of a variety of contemporary painters, from Willem de Kooning, Francis Bacon, and Joan Mitchell, to Old Masters like Rubens, Poussin, and Goya. Brown lives and works in New York.

More quotes from Cecily Brown:

  • "My process is really quite organic, and starting a painting is one of the best parts for me. I always start in quite a loose and free way. I often put down one ground colour to begin with and then play off that."

  • "I often avoid using the terms 'figuration' and 'abstraction' because I've always tried to have it both ways. I want the experience of looking at one of my paintings to be similar to the process of making the painting - you go from the big picture to something very intense and detailed, and then back again."

1969 -
Nationality: British
Residence: New York