Damien Hirst b. 1965

Damien Hirst is one of the most successful and celebrated artists of his generation. He was born in Bristol in 1965 and attended Goldsmiths College from 1986 to 1989 and has since exhibited widely and participated in numerous group exhibitions including Into Me / Out of Me, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2006), In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Tate Britain, the 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and Century City, Tate Modern (2001). He received the DAAD fellowship in Berlin in 1994 and the Turner Prize in 1995. He is distinguished for his landmark sale at Sotheby’s in September 2008, which made over £110 million.