b. 1932, UK; lives and works in London
1951-1953 Royal College of Art, London
1949-1951 Gravesend School of Art
One of the UK’s best known and loved painters, Peter Blake’s work reflect his fascination with all streams of popular culture and the beauty found in everyday objects. Many of his works feature found objects and printed materials, such as photographs, comic strips and advertising texts. Blake is also renowned for his music industry collaborations, having produced iconic album covers for The Beatles (most notably Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band); Paul Weller; The Who and Oasis.
International solo exhibitions during 2017/8 have been shown in Stockholm; Paris; New York and London. In the UK the retrospective survey A Life in Drawings and Watercolours showed at Waddington Custot Galleries. Other retrospectives of Blake's work have been held at the Tate Gallery in 1983 and Tate Liverpool in 2008.
Commissions include: At work with Peter Blake, a studio reconstruction for Frieze Masters (2017); a 25m collage for The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, London; and the transformation of a working Mersey ferry into Everybody Razzle Dazzle for Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool (2015). In 2012 he redesigned the Brit Award.