Michael Craig-Martin

Conceptual Artist

Birthday August 28, 1941

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Ireland

Age 82 years old

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Irish conceptual artist whose most famous works included "The Oak Tree" and other paintings and murals. Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts at Goldsmiths.

Before Fame

His artistic talents were encouraged by a priest at St. Anselm's Abbey School.


He became a prominent teacher of members of the Young British Artists movement of the 1980s.

Family Life

He married and had a daughter with fellow artist Jan Hashey before divorcing.

Associated With

He was greatly inspired by Mark Rothko.