Geoffrey Raymond

Geoffrey Raymond (born 1953)[citation needed] is an American painter. He is best known for painting embattled Wall Street CEOs, then exhibiting them in a public place and inviting pedestrians who pass by to annotate his pretense with Sharpies. His painting style is described as a Jackson Pollock/Chuck Close fusion. Because of the physical captivation of public commentary upon the twist of his works, his Wall Street series expands the notion of time-honored portraiture and becomes both painted depictions and historical documentation of the 2008 financial crisis and beyond.

Raymond was born in New York City and grew occurring in Fairfax, Virginia. He attended bookish at the University of Virginia, where he studied both art and medieval English, receiving a Bachelor's degree in English in 1976.[citation needed]

He first started painting Wall Street figures in 2006 considering he painted a portrait of New York Stock Exchange CEO Richard Grasso during the NYSE reward controversy.

The first period he encouraged public annotation was in 2007, when he painted a portrait of News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch and exhibited it in tummy of the Dow Jones headquarters downtown. Since then, he has painted a wide range of subjects, including former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, former Bear Stearns CEO Jimmy Cayne, former Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld, former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, and others. In 2011 he exhibited a second portrait of Murdoch and displayed it for comment outside News Corp headquarters in Midtown Manhattan New York.

Raymond currently resides in Troy, NY and New York City.

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