Renowned figurative painter Peter Doig born in Edinburgh, Scotland, travelled globally with his parents during his early childhood years. He attended the Wimbledon School of Art and received his Bachelor’s Degree at St Martin’s School of Art and his Masters at Chelsea School of Art in London, England. Peter Doig first gained public recognition in 1991 upon winning the Whitechapel Art Gallery’s Artist Award. Doig’s work possesses a magical realism of images such as figures and building combined with a metaphorical sense of mirror images and reflections.
Peter Doig received the Prix Elliette von Karajan in 1994 and was also nominated for the Turner Prize that very same year. He has been awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize of the Society for Modern Art Museum in Ludwig, Cologne. Recently Doig has had solo exhibitions at the Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera, New York in 2011, the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal in 2013.