Peter Doig

Doig studied in london in 1979 at the Wimbledon School of Art, St Martin's School of Art - where he became friends with Billy Childish - and later the Chelsea School of Art where he received an MA.

In 1991 he won an important award from the Whitechapel Art Gallery, and in 1993 he won the first prize at the Liverpool John Moores University exhibition with his painting blotter. This brought public recognition of his work, cemented in 1994, when he was nominated for the Turner Prize. Trom 1995 to 2000 he served as a trustee of the Tate Gallery.