Peter Doig was born in 1959 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and experienced an international upbringing in Scotland, Trinidad, and Canada. In 1979, he moved to London to attend the Wimbledon School of Art at Saint Martin’s and the Chelsea School of Art. Doig also taught at the Art Academy of Dusseldorf. His preferred medium is painting, and he often depicts scenes of nature inhabited with people–canoeists and skiers, for example. He also painted a series of works after Le Corbusier’s Unite d’Habitation in France. In 1994, he was nominated for the Turner Prize.