Michael Craig-Martin

(born 1941)
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Biography

Born in Dublin, Michael Craig-Martin moved to the United States at a young age and studied Fine Art at Yale University. Graduating in 1966, Craig-Martin moved to London. He began teaching at Goldsmith’s College of Art, London, in 1973 and proved to be a highly influential teacher, especially in the 1990s when he taught several of the YBAs. His own artwork is concerned with the expressive potential of commonplace objects and images. He is probably best known for his large, brightly coloured depictions of such everyday objects that often sit as three-dimensional objects from the wall.