Peter Doig pictured in studio in front of paintings

Painterly Abstractions

A Modern Impressionist

Peter Doig, D1-3 Lost (from Zermatt), 2022 For Sale - Lougher Contemporary

b. 1959

Peter Doig

Peter Doig’s serene, fantastical paintings feature kaleidoscope landscapes punctuated by enigmatic, partially obscured figures. Doig frequently draws inspiration from his own memories of childhood in Canada; the blurred, ethereal quality of his canvases reflects the vagaries of time and recollection. His settings have ranged from calm oceans to deep forests, and canoes have served as a frequent motif. Doig has been the subject of solo shows at institutions including Tate Britain, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, and the Dallas Museum of Art. His work has sold for more than $10 million on the secondary market and belongs in the collections of the British Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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About Peter Doig

"A photo is like a map, a way of giving me a foot into a kind of reality I want"

Peter Doig (Scottish, born April 12, 1959) is a painter renowned for his landscapes, inspired by his own itinerant lifestyle, and by the physical progressions of modern society. Born in Edinburgh, Doig lived in Trinidad, London, and Canada in his youth. While studying painting at Central Saint Martins and at the Chelsea School of Art in London, he developed his unique approach; in works evoking the tradition of romantic landscape painting, Doig drew attention to the act of applying paint to the canvas by combining abstracted elements with ordinary subject matter.

Where does Peter Doig live?

Although he still spends in time in Scotland and Trinidad, Peter Doig moved back to London and set up a new studio in 2021.

‘Two Trees’ (2017) by Peter Doig © Metropolitan Museum of Art
Peter Doig

Peter Doig at Musée d'Orsay

In a captivating convergence of artistic brilliance, the Musée d'Orsay in France plays host an extraordinary exhibition of two parts by the acclaimed contemporary artist Peter Doig. The first, a co...

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