Lezley Saar is a contemporary painter who comes from a long line of artists. Her mother is the famed Betye Saar, renown for her creation of assemblages. She also has a sister named Alison Saar who is an accomplished professional artist.
Lezley Saar was born in the year 1953. Saar studied photography in Paris, France at the L’Institute Francais de Photographie. Saar went on to earn a B.F.A. from California State University at Northridge.
In 1996 she won the J. Paul Getty mid career artist grant.
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Saar paints in a Surrealist style. She works often with acrylic paint.
Below we view a clip from an exhibition that took place in 2012:
Lezley Saar has a very unique style that is very contemporary in design and at the same time very narrative. Lezley Saar’s work always portrays a story with a fantasy and dreamlike quality which can be found in great Surrealistic paintings.