Donald Sultan has become known for his compelling visual treatment of everyday, still-life subjects on a gargantuan scale, successfully merging the best of yesterday's artistic tradition with a fresh, modern approach. The systematic process Sultan uses contrasts with the often-transitory nature of his subjects.
Donald Sultan was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. Sultan received his BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1973, and earned his MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1975. Sultan’s work has been published in significant books and catalogues and included in many major collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Berlin, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.