On Being An Artist
Celebrated artist and influential teacher Michael Craig-Martin’s first book is a lively mix of reminiscence, personal manifesto, anecdote and advice for the aspiring artist.
Craig-Martin’s life has been as colourful and varied as his distinctive work. From an early childhood that took him from wartime Dublin to postwar Washington D.C. and Bogotà, and student life in New York and at Yale University, he has gone on to enjoy a successful international career, feted around the world with major exhibitions, high-profile commissions and numerous honours.
‘One of the best books in years of an artist’s writings: elegant, pithy and full of insights’-Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate
‘Erudite, insightful and hugely readable … an intelligent, entertaining and inspiring journey into the mind of one of the leading artistic figures working today’-It’s Nice That
23.0 x 25.2 cm portrait
60 colour and 33 b/w illustrations