Peter Doig

At the Edge of Town

About this artwork

Born in Edinburgh, Peter Doig considers himself a Scottish artist, even though he grew up in Canada. He often uses photographic images as the starting point for creating paintings with a strong emphasis on mood. This is a key early painting that grew out of a photograph Doig took of a friend. It became his first landscape painting, in which nature comes alive, as if in sympathy with the melancholic mood of his friend.

Published February 2022

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  • artist:
    Peter DoigScottish (born 1959)
  • title:
    At the Edge of Town
  • date created:
    1986-88
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    153.20 x 214.30 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Offered by the Kennedy Doig family in loving memory of Bonnie Kennedy, accepted in lieu of tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the National Galleries of Scotland, 2021
  • accession number:
    GMA 5752
  • gallery:
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Peter Doig

Peter Doig