Hamish Fulton was born in London to Scottish parents and studied at St Martin’s School of Art in London from 1966 to 1968. Like his art school contemporaries, Richard Long, Bruce McLean and Gilbert and George, Fulton began to explore the possibilities of conceptual sculpture. Since 1969 he has been specifically concerned with the experience of walking, calling himself a ‘walking artist.’ Unlike Long, with whom he has made a number of walks, Fulton does not alter the form of the landscape he walks in, but photographs it or records it in words.
His work is contained in major museums collections, such as the Tate Britain and MoMA.