Peter John Lyons was born in 1960 in Dunedin, New Zealand. He studied physics at university there before devoting himself to painting. He moved to Los Angeles in 1990 and to the Boston area in 1996.
Lyons’s paintings are in the Saundra B. Lane Collection, the Boston Athenaeum, and numerous significant private collections.
2002–3, solo exhibition, St. Botolph Club (Boston). Awarded the Morton C. Bradley Prize for best work in recent years.
2003–2011, group exhibitions, St. Botolph Club.
2003 solo exhibition, Richard York Gallery (New York City)
2005, solo exhibition, Meredith Ward Fine Art (New York City)
2005 2017 solo exhibition, Paul Dietrich Gallery (Cambridge MA)
2010 commissioned painting, Boston Athenaeum
2015, 2017, 2018 Boston International Fine Art Show
2015–2019 group exhibitions, Trident Gallery
2016 solo exhibition American Spring, Trident Gallery
2018 solo exhibition On Ramp, Trident Gallery
2018–19 SNE 48010 and Marshland included in the inaugural biennial New England Now at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. SNE 48010 was the marquee work of art for the exhibition, used in all publicity.
2018 SCOPE Miami Beach 2018 art fair
2018 Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2019 art fair
2019 SCOPE New York 2019 art fair
2020 Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2020 art fair
2020 Art Palm Beach 2020 art fair
2020 Art Wynwood 2020 art fair
Swift, Matthew. “Miraculous Detail: The Legacy of Fitz Henry Lane.” Art New England, July-August 2016, pp. 38¬–41. (Not available online.)