Bryten Goss

Bryten Edward Goss (August 23, 1976 – October 26, 2006), a native Californian, was a self-taught contemporary American figurative painter. He began having exhibitions in Los Angeles at the age of 16.

His works increase the Triumph of Death series, Alex upon Pig, Two Women Riding Pigs, The Little Pope, The Blind Leading the Blind, and his burning building pieces such as Tribecca. When asked just about being an performer in Los Angeles then again of New York, Goss said, "If I was a shoemaker, would I be credited with a town where everybody had shoes or to a town where nobody was wearing them?."

According to Goss, his influences swell Alfred Kubin, Pieter Bruegel, Caravaggio, Lucian Freud, Edgar Degas, Egon Schiele, Alberto Giacometti, Balthus, Stanley Spencer, and his mother, Rose.

Some celebrities who have owned paintings by Goss tally Nicolas Cage, Jason Lee, Nancy Cartwright. Also, Kevin Smith commissioned Goss to paint a portrait of Smith's wife, Jennifer.

The Bryten Goss Foundation for the Arts was time-honored in order to organize, catalog, and publicize his work.

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