Title: Van Nuys
Medium: Archival Inkjet Print on Canvas. 1999
Some of Peter Alexander’s best-known paintings are aerial views of Southern California at night.
The late Peter Alexander earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in fine arts from UCLA and worked as an architect before rising to prominence in the 1960s for his translucent ethereal resin sculptures that evoked the quietly shifting nature of light, color and environment.
Cloud Box, 1966
These sculptures led to Alexander becoming one of the key figures that galvanized the Light and Space movement onto the world stage. A longtime friend of Billy Al Bengston, an artist who also pioneered the use of industrial materials in the 1960s and whose work is also part of the Luskin Art Collection, Alexander’s spectacular 48-foot mural titled Blue adorns the inside of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
Peter Alexander died in 2020 at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 81. As he lay at rest, his friends gathered round and sprinkled glitter on him.