American, b.1951. Schnabel is an internationally recognized painter, printmaker, sculptor and filmmaker who displayed monumentality in not just the scale, but also in the historical themes of his paintings. He replaced the paintbrush and instead, used creative apparatus like industrial traps, sails, and even tablecloths to slather paint on his massive canvases. Sometimes, he would employ unconventional materials like broken plates and velvet to depict his imagery of themes like sexuality, obsession, suffering, redemption and death. His foray into filmmaking earned him awards at prestigious platforms at the Cannes and the Golden Globes.