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The safety of our visitors, friends and all who work with us at the RA is our highest priority. In line with the advice from Public Health England, the RA is closed temporarily; we have now taken the further decision to close our online shop in the short term, and to minimise non-essential activity.

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Michael Craig-Martin RA

Michael Craig-Martin RA

Michael Craig-Martin RA is renowned for boldly depicting everyday objects in the most striking of colour combinations, from fluorescent pink lightbulbs to sky blue violins.

Artist profile

Michael Craig-Martin CBE RA was born in Dublin in 1941 and educated in the United States, where he studied at Yale University. He returned to Europe in the mid-1960s and was a key figure in the first generation of British conceptual artists.


As a tutor at Goldsmith's College from 1974-1988 and 1994-2000, he had a significant influence on two generations of young British artists. Craig-Martin has had exhibitions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria both in 2006, National Art Centre, Tokyo in 2007, and most recently at the Museum Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld.


In 2006 he was appointed a Royal Academician. His work is held in numerous museum collections including the Tate Collection, London, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.


Photo © Benedict Johnson

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