Donald Sultan is one of the leading American contemporary still life artists. He was born in 1951 in Asheville, North Carolina, but lives in New York since 1975, where he moved to start his career as an artist. He received his BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.
Donald Sultan has enjoyed a distinguished career as painter, printmaker, and sculptor since 1977, since his first one-man show, and he is best known for his ability to combine artistic tradition with a new, modern approach. Sultan himself describes his work as abstract, although his paintings fit into the criteria of a still life. He is best known for paintings of lemons, flowers and fruits and for his rich use of black. His work is extensive and various, displaying itself in paint, printing and sculpting. Sultan does not work on canvas; he works on masonite covered with 12-inch vinyl floor tiles. Depending on the tiles, the size of his artwork can be one-foot squares, eight-foot squares, or four-foot squares. Sultan cuts the shapes he desires into the vinyl, fills in the cut-out space with plaster and/or tar, and then paints over it. These multiple layers create the texture and subsequent richness.
Sultan’s works have been shown around the world by many leading galleries and museums. His one- artist exhibitions include shows in Barcelona, Budapest, Dusseldorf, London, Nagoya, Paris, Rome, Tokyo and Zurich. Also, his work is included in the permanent collection of many prestigious institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Tate Gallery in London, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. and many more.
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