Damien Steven Hirst is a contemporary sculptor, painter and curator. Since the 1990s Hirst has been one of the best-known representatives of the Young Bristish Artists. In his artworks and editions, the British artist deals with themes of consumer culture, religion, life and death. Hirst achieved great success and fame through his diamond-studded skull sculptures and his animal bodies inlaid in formaldehyde.
- Born: 7 June 1965
- Place of birth: Bristol, UK
- Nationality: British
- Studied at: Goldsmiths, University of London
- Similar artists: Jake and Dinos Chapman
- Era: Contemporary art