Marcus Patton was born in 1948 and studied architecture at Queen’s University. His work ranges from pen-and-ink drawings and water-colours to screenprints, often of architectural subjects, and from posters to caricatures. He has illustrated a number of books, and has contributed illustrations to a wide variety of magazines. He became a trustee of the Belfast Print Workshop when it was established as an independent body and was its chairman for some years. He became an Academician of the Royal Ulster Academy in 2016, and until recently was a trustee of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig. He was awarded the OBE in 1995.