Peter Doig (born 1959) is a contemporary Scottish artist, celebrated as one of the most important representational painters working today. His paintings are characterized by their equal focus on both landscapes and figures, melding art historical and personal references into painterly abstractions with distinctive compositions.
Doig studied at the Wimbledon School of Art and later received his MA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in 1990. He has since held several solo exhibitions including “Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands” which opened in 2013 at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh, this was notably the first show of the artist’s work to be held in the country of his birth.
Today, his works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Tate Gallery in London, and the Goetz Collection in Munich, among others.
Alex Katz is another masterful figurative painter who's often mentioned in the same breath as Doig. Katz has said of Doig, "What I admire most about Doig’s work is his relaxed way of presenting engaging images. [...] The power and invention of the images make real art." View Katz's work.
- For more seafaring imagery, check out Ed Ruscha's lithograph Ship from 1986. View his work.
- In the collection of our sister gallery, form & concept, Todd Ryan White depicts landforms and seascapes in a similar palette of bright, contrasting colors. View his work.