Co-creator of the album artwork for Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Peter Blake is Britain’s best-loved Pop Artist. After studying at the Royal College of Art (honing his influences on a year abroad in Europe during which he visited both galleries and folk museums), he quickly achieved notoriety, receiving a knighthood for services to visual arts in 2002. Blake works with a variety of materials, including sculpture and engraving as well as painting and print-making.
Did you know?
In Blake’s 1961 Self Portrait With Badges, he wears double denim, turn-ups and Converse – proving his taste-making credentials.
Country of Birth
Christies, 'Little Lady Luck, 1965', 2017
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, US
Royal College of Art, London, UK
Tate, London, UK
Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid, ES
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff, UK, 2014
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK, 2012
Peter Blake: a Retrospective, Tate, Liverpool, UK, 2007
Sir Peter Blake News
22 Apr 2018