Eric Fischl was born in 1948 in New York where he lives and works. He is a figurative neo-expressionist painter and sculptor. Eric Fischl has been using painting since the 1980s to depict the decline of the American Way of Life. His works feature middle-class figures with the underlying contrasts of the ideal and reality, happiness and tragedy. Eric Fischl’s choice of sculpting in clay springs from his desire to get a better grasp on the three-dimensional aspect of the human figure, thus expressing the fragility and inner conflict that is the human lot.