The Easel

10 things to know about Peter Doig

Such is Peter Doig’s importance that, in advance of selling two major works in London tonight, Christie’s have produced a nice background piece on him. Some titbits: Trinidad, where he now lives, is increasingly influential in his work; he learns from teaching art, he has a feeling for snow and he didn’t mind being the odd man out in 1990’s London: “I think that’s a big mistake for artists — to … want to be part of something.’

Image: Walker Art Gallery