June 7, 1965 in Bristol, England, UK
Damien Hirst is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector. He is the most prominent member of the group known as the Young British Artists (or YBAs), who dominated the art scene in the UK during the 1990s. He has become a British art phenomenon since winning the Turner Prize in 1995.
Damien's work as a sculptor, installation artist, painter and print maker has both amazed and made him no stranger to controversy.