The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA)
January 25 – May 4, 2014
1380 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, Canada
+1 514-285-2000

After Edinburgh, where the artist Peter Doig was born, it is now the turn of Montreal – where he grew up and where he returned for some years in his late twenties – to host this major exhibition dedicated to this remarkable painter, the first ever in North America.

Doig’s work follows in the great tradition of artists like Bonnard, Matisse, Gauguin and Munch, but also of James Wilson Morrice and Tom Thomson, Canadian painters he admires, and of Wifredo Lam and Armando Reverón, celebrated West Indian artists. If there exists a legitimate successor to these truly great masters, Peter Doig is widely held to be the one. His genius with images and colours is unequalled among his contemporaries.

This exhibition covers Doig’s output since he settled in Trinidad in 2002, a turning point in his painting. It also reveals a previously unknown side of his art: the preparatory works, drawings and sketches that reveal the formal genius of this master colourist. The exhibition features a total of almost a hundred drawings and paintings as well as a wealth of personal documents.