Peter Lyons

David Dearinger, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Boston Athenaeum, likens Lyons’s paintings to those of Edward Hopper in having the quality of being “as real or surreal as the perception and imagination of the viewer allows (or needs) it to be.”

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Former Curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and former Curator of American Art at the Fogg Museum, writes that Lyons’s paintings “look somehow familiar, but they are distinctive, different, memorable…they have both strength and credibility.”

See also the introductions by Matthew Swift to Lyons’s solo exhibitions at Matthew Swift Gallery.