gallery neptune & brown Presents Tim Doud: Prologue 1996 – 2016

By Editorial Team on February 28, 2017

Sat, 04 March 2017 - Sat, 01 April 2017

Pink Poodle by Tim Doud, oil on linen, 22 x 22 inches. Courtesy of gallery neptune & brown.
Pink Poodle by Tim Doud, oil on linen, 22 x 22 inches. Courtesy of gallery neptune & brown.


Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4 from 5pm to 7pm


Titian to Rubens, Whistler to Van Gogh, John Singer Sargent and William Merritt Chase to Lucien Freud to Francis Bacon…every generation has brilliant portrait painters. Tim Doud is one of gallery neptune & brown’s.

When creating his portraits, Doud develops an up close and intimate relationship with the sitter while remaining traditional in his practice of drawing and painting directly from life. He allows each subject to reveal a less obvious or hidden extension of his or her personality by giving them the freedom to determine their costume and makeup. Tim spends many hours painting each sitter, even months —creating an intense collaborative portrait. With visual influences of Lucian Freud and Alice Neel, Doud shifts the typical focus of the portrait genre, exploring the psychology of the sitter with questions of identity and self- representation.

Tim Doud is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at American University with a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally in over one hundred exhibitions since 1987. Doud was a finalist in the 2013 Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and again in 2016, which is currently on tour until May 2017 traveling to Tacoma Art Museum, the Art Museum of South Texas, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm to 7pm
  • and by appointment

gallery neptune & brown is located at 1530 14th Street NW. For more information, visit or call 202.986.1200.