Since his introduction to printmaking in 1982, Eric Fischl has come to view his prints as a unique and autonomous body of work independent from his well-known paintings of dysfunctional family life in suburbia. In his collaboration with the Neiman Center, Fischl used offset lithography to create three oversized studies of statuesque nudes. Despite their large scale and intense, saturated color, Fischl's painterly approach evokes the weightlessness and translucency of watercolor.
Born in 1948 in New York City, Fischl grew up on Long Island. He studied painting at the California Institute of the Arts, receiving a BFA in 1972. Since his first solo exhibition at the Edward Thorpe Gallery in 1979, he has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe. Notable exhibitions include; the Venice Biennale, Biennale de Paris, the Whitney Biennial, The Carnegie International - Pittsburgh, PA, Documenta - Kassel, Germany among others. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art and the Musée National D'Art Moderne in Paris, among others. He lives and works in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.