Eric Fischl  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Eric Fischl (born 1948) is an American painter, best-known for his 1981 painting Bad Boy. Fischl was influenced by Manet, Munch, Beckmann, Balthus, and Hopper.

Work

Fischl has embraced the description of himself as a painter of the suburbs, not generally considered appropriate subject matter prior to his generation. Some of Fischl's earlier works have a theme of adolescent sexuality and voyeurism, such as Sleepwalker (1979) which depicts an adolescent boy masturbating into a children's pool. Bad Boy (1981) and Birthday Boy (1983) both depict young boys looking at older women shown in provocative poses on a bed. In Bad Boy, the subject is surreptitiously slipping his hand into a purse. In Birthday Boy, the child is depicted naked on the bed.





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