British artist and curator Keith Coventry was born in 1958 and currently resides in London. He attended the Chelsea School of Art in London in 1981. He supported himself by working a number of jobs, including stints as a caretaker at a local school and painter and decorator for famous property magnate, Nicholas Van Hoogstraten. For a decade from 1988, Coventry co-founded and curated City Racing, a gallery that ran not-for-profit in London. His work was themed on combining a social issue with historical art themes and seeing what the mix created; having a strong belief that social issues empower modernism.