Peter Doig (b. 1959, Scotland) is celebrated as one of the most important representational artists working today. His paintings are characterized by their equal focus on landscape and figure, melding art historical ideas and personal experience into painterly abstractions.

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. Notably, this was notably the artist’s first show to be held in the country of his birth.

Today, Doig’s works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), the Tate Gallery (London) and the Goetz Collection (Munich), among others. 


Related Works

  •  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.