Born in London in 1958. Opie is known for his portraits consisting of eyes of dots and silhouettes of lines. Although western paintings are generally said to be using colored surfaces, clear outlines were rather common in ancient Greek and Egyptian styles. Botticelli of the Renaissance was famous for line drawings, and the black outlines of Gauguin in Post-Impressionism were described as Cloisonnism. Opie is also known as an Ukiyo-e collector, and he claims to have gained inspiration from Ukiyo-e for his outlines. He is the boldest artist to apply lines and dots in paintings, which is different from the approach of shadows (colored surface) that has been the mainstream of Academism since Da Vinci.