Sir Peter Blake is considered to be one of the founding fathers of pop art, which emerged at the beginning of the 1950s in England. He designed the legendary cover for the Beatles album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, described by Walter Grasskamp as a “pantheon of mass culture”. Blake is the quintessential English pop artist. His early work coined the name ‘pop’ for the art movement and he is considered a father figure for many British artists including Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst.
1932 born in Dartford, Kent, England
1946-1951 Studies at Gravesend Technical College and School of Art
1951-1956 Studies at the Royal College of Art, London
1955/57 Paints "On the Balcony", to this day an iconic example of British pop art
1964-1976 Lectures at the Royal College of Art, London
1975 Co-founder of The Brotherhood of Ruralists art group
lives and works in London