Michael Craig-Martin

born 1941

Michael Craig-Martin, ‘Knowing’ 1996
Knowing 1996
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Barry Flanagan, ‘Michael Craig-Martin’ 1972
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Michael Craig-Martin 1972
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Sir Michael Craig-Martin (born 28 August 1941) is an Irish-British contemporary conceptual artist and painter.

He is noted for fostering the Young British Artists, many of whom he taught, and for his conceptual artwork, An Oak Tree. He is Emeritus Professor of Fine Art at Goldsmiths. His memoir and advice for the aspiring artist, On Being An Artist, was published by London-based publisher Art / Books in April 2015.

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