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“Teaching art in schools is staggeringly important. It teaches children to think differently and to do things with pleasure.” Sir Michael Craig-Martin
This print was produced for the 2020 edition of The Hepworth Wakefield’s School Prints.
Sir Michael Craig-Martin (b. 1941 in Dublin, Ireland) grew up and was educated in the United States, studying Fine Art at the Yale School of Art and Architecture. He has lived and worked in Britain since 1966.
His best-known works include An Oak Tree, 1973, in which he claimed to have changed a glass of water into an oak tree; his large-scale black-and-white wall drawings; and his intensely coloured paintings, installations and commissions, including the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, the Laban Dance Centre in London, the DLR station at Woolwich Arsenal, and, most recently the HDI Gerling Headquarters in Hanover.
Over the past forty-two years he has had numerous exhibitions and installations in galleries and museums across the world, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris and MoMa, New York. He represented Britain in the 23rd Sao Paolo Biennale. A retrospective of his work was presented at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, in 1989, and a second at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin in 2006, and a third at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 2015.