Born in Edinburgh in 1959. In 1962 his father’s employment took the family to Trinidad and then in 1966 to Montreal. Doig moved to London in 1979 to study art, first at Wimbledon College of Art and then at St Martin’s and Chelsea Schools of Art.
Landscape is the theme of much of Doig’s work. Some of the inspiration comes from his childhood or later years but also draws upon art history, referencing artists such as Monet, Friedrich and Klimt. His paintings typically portray moments of tranquillity and invoke both remembered and imaginary events and places.
Doig was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1994. Recent solo exhibitions have been mounted in Edinburgh, Montreal, New York, Paris, Frankfurt and London.
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