Size: 13.5"W x 18"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
The portrait was part of a show called "Characters at Dusk" and was one of the few paintings which made me decide upon the title. I met Lyra in an art studio in downtown Manhattan, and I was instantly excited by her attire and her inquisitive gaze.
Dan Nistor trained as a painter in his home country of Romania, where he graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from Bucharest National Art Academy. In 1996 he moved to New York City, where he continued his practice. Dan taught in Romania and is currently teaching fashion design and illustration at Parsons The New School for Design, and at the Art Institute. Besides painting and teaching, he enjoys listening to music, reading, debating, and drawing his friends' portraits.