Peter DOIG (1959)

Scottish artist Peter Doig was born in 1959 and raised between Trinidad and Canada. The landscapes of the Caribbean and Canada influenced his imagination and his melancholic and mysterious paintings.

His art training began in London: firstly at the Wimbledon School of Art follwed by St Martin’s School in London with his first major exhibition taking place at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1991. He was nominated for the Turner Prize three years later. By this time, Doig had already laid the foundations for a painting influenced by great masters such as Bonnard and Matisse developing a style capable of renewing contemporary proposals. Some images have become iconic, like 100 years ago and Swamped: canoe themed. In 2002, Swamped reached $ 455,000 at Sotheby’s, London. Thirteen years later, the same work was sold for nearly $ 26 million (Swamped, Christie’s, New York). Between these two sales, Doig’s work triumphed at the Saatchi gallery (The Triumph of Painting exhibition in 2005), the Tate Modern in London (2008), the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris (2008) and at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt (2009).

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