Peter Doig (Born 1959)

Peter Doig was born in Edinburgh in 1959, but moved with his family to Trinidad in 1962 and then on to Canada in 1966. Peter Doig came to England in 1979 to study fine art at Wimbledon, St Martin's and Chelsea School of Art. In the mid 1980's he lived and worked in Montreal, but kept a studio back in London. It wasn't until the early 1990's that Peter Doig began to make a name for himself with his distinctive approach to figurative painting. They were a breakthrough in his own practice, and quite unlike anything else in the London art scene of the early 1990s. Whilst this confounded some observers, by the mid-1990's Peter Doig had attracted national and international acclaim. more