In the late 1980's, contemporary realist artist Bill Murphy made a hugely successful series of large-scale charcoal portrait drawings. Since 2000, Bill Murphy has been working with a combination of photo, collage and paints in his mixed-media portraits. In this fresh image of a young woman entitled "Olimpia", we are reminded that Bill Murphy retains an extraordinary ability to capture the complexities of features and persona.|
To learn more about this artist who is represented in major collections including: British Museum, New York Historical Society, New York Public Library, Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences and Westinghouse Corp., visit Bill Murphy's Staten Island studio. View more works by Bill Murphy.