Patrick Caulfield  (British, 1936-2005) 

Patrick Caulfield (British, 1936–2005) was a renowned painter and printmaker. Born in London, he began his studies at the Chelsea School of Art, London, before continuing at the Royal College of Art from 1960 to 1963. Although Caulfield counted David Hockney (British, b.1937) and Allen Jones (British, b.1937) among his peers as a student, the subject matter of his work draws more from Modern masters, such as Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887–1927) and Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963), than from the consumer culture of Pop Art. Caulfield was included in the New Generation show at London’s Whitechapel Gallery in 1964, and was introduced to screenprinting technique.

Typified by flat, color-blocked images of everyday objects, his early painting was highly influenced by the silkscreen process. This formalistic simplicity was deceptive, however, and Caulfield’s focus gradually shifted to the sculptural and architectural elements of his subjects. His mature work displayed a variety of artistic styles, where Photo Realism, saturated color planes, and perspectival complexity were merged onto a single canvas. Although his work indicated various 19th and 20th century influences, such as Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (French, 1780–1867), Cubism, and Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954), Caulfield upheld an individualistic, unique painting style throughout his career. Major retrospectives of his work were held at the Serpentine Gallery, the Hayward Gallery, and the Tate Gallery in London over the course of his life. Caulfield was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1987, for his show The Artist’s Eye at the National Gallery, in which he curated an exhibition of his favorite paintings. His estate is represented by Alan Cristea Gallery in London.

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Patrick Caulfield, Some Poems of Jules Laforgue (portfolio of 22)


Patrick Caulfield
Some Poems of Jules Laforgue (portfolio of 22)

Petersburg Press
Patrick Caulfield, Wall Plate : Red


Patrick Caulfield
Wall Plate : Red

Waddington Custot Galleries
Patrick Caulfield, Quelques poèmes de Jules Laforgue


Patrick Caulfield
Quelques poèmes de Jules Laforgue

Galerie Boisserée, J. & W. Boisserée GmbH
Patrick Caulfield, Arita Flask


Patrick Caulfield
Arita Flask
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Patrick Caulfield, Room


Patrick Caulfield

Waddington Custot Galleries
Patrick Caulfield, Wall Lamp


Patrick Caulfield
Wall Lamp

Peter Harrington
Patrick Caulfield, Installation view


Patrick Caulfield
Installation view

Galerie Boisserée, J. & W. Boisserée GmbH
Patrick Caulfield, Night Sky (From Eighteen Small Prints)


Patrick Caulfield
Night Sky (From Eighteen Small Prints)

Bernard Jacobson Graphics
Patrick Caulfield, Paris Separates


Patrick Caulfield
Paris Separates

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Patrick Caulfield, Watch me eat, without appetite, à la carte; And her handkerchief swept me along the Rhine (2 works from Some Poems of Jules Laforgue)


Patrick Caulfield
Watch me eat, without appetite, à la carte; And her handkerchief swept me along the Rhine (2 works from Some Poems of Jules Laforgue), 1973
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Patrick Caulfield, Evening menu


Patrick Caulfield
Evening menu, 1975
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Patrick Caulfield, Still life


Patrick Caulfield
Still life, 1966
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1936   Born in London
1956 - 1960   Chelsea School of Art, London
1960 - 1963   Royal College of Art, London
1963 - 1971   Taught at Chelsea School of Art, London
1983   Commissioned to design the London Life mural for The London Life Association's new headquarter in Bristol
1984   Commissioned to design the sets and costumes for Michael Corder's new ballet 'Party Game' for the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
1986   Selected The Artists's Eye at the National Gallery, London
1991   Commissioned to design the carpet for the atrium of the British Council offices, Manchester
1994   Commissioned to design giant mosaic, 'Flowers, Lily Pad, Pictures and Labels', for the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
1995   Commissioned to design sets and costumes for 'Rhapsoldy' for the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, England. Awarded the Jerwood Painting Prize
1996   Awarded C.B.E.
1996   Performance of 'Rhapsody' at Opera National de Paris
1996   Awarded London Institute Honorary Fellowship
2005   Died in September, London (UK)
2007   Patrick Caulfield, Waddington Galleries, Nov 28 - Dec 21
2002   'Paintings and Drawings 1985-2002', Waddington Galleries, London, England (solo)
2000   Encounters National Gallery, London, England
1999   Signature Pieces, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, England
1999   Alan Cristea Gallery, London, England (print retrospective) solo
1999   Hayward Gallery, London (British Council retrospective); Touring to Musee National d'Historie et d'Art, Luxembourg; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; Yale Center for the British Art, New Haven, Connecticut (solo)
1998 - 1999   Thinking Aloud, curated by Richard Wentworth, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge: touring to Cornerhouse, Manchester, Camden Arts Centre, London, England
1998   Waddington Galleries, London, England (solo)
1997   Waddington Galleries, London, England (solo)
1997   Within These Walls, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England
1996   Claudine Papillon, Paris, France (prints) solo
1995   Paintings from the 60s and 70s: Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield and Howard Hodgkin, Waddington, England
1995   Jerwood Painting Prize Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh: touring to the Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
1994   Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
1994   Bodilly Galleries, Cambridge, England (prints) solo
1993   Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris, France (solo)
1993   The Sixties Art Scene in London, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England
1992 - 1993   Serpentine Gallery, London, England (retrospective) solo
1992   Ready, Steady, Go: Painting of the Sixties from the Arts Council Collection, Royal Festival Hall, London, England: Touring Britain
1991 - 1992   1991-92 Pop Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London: Touring to Museum Ludwig at Kunsthalle Koln; Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
1991 - 1992   Kilburn Tricycle Gallery, London, England (prints) solo
1991   British Art from 1930, Waddington Galleries, London, England
1991   Works for the Stage, Music Theatre Gallery, London, England
1990 - 1991   For a Wider World: Sixty Works in the British Council Collection, The British Council, Ukrainian National Museum, Kiev
1990   Music Theatre Gallery, London, England (works on paper) solo
1989 - 1990   Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (continuation of 1987 British Council print retrospective): Touring to Guimares, North Portugal; Serrales Foundation, Oporto (solo)
1989   Waddington Galleries, London: Touring to Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York (solo)
1988 - 1989   100 Years of Art in Britain, Leeds City Art Gallery
1988   Cleveland Gallery, Middlesborough (print retrospective) solo
1988   Exhibition Road, 150th Anniversary Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
1987   British Art in the Twentieth Century: The Modern Movement, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
1987   Pop Art USA-UK: American and British artists of the 60s in the 80s, Odakyu Grand Gallery, Tokyo: touring to Daimaru Museum, Osaka; Funabashi Seibu Museum of Art, Funabashi; Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama
1987   The Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London, England
1987   2D/3D - Art and Craft Made and Designed for the Twentieth Century, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Touring to Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
1985 - 1987   National Museum of Fine Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (British Council print retrospective): Touring to Federal University Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil; University of Campinas, Brazil; Museum of Sao Paulo; Palacio das Artes, Belos Horizonte, Brazil; Sociedade Brasileira Cultura Inglesa, Londrina; Cultural Foundation of Curitba, Brazil; Cultural Foundation of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil; Institute of Arts of Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Museo Nacional de Artes Plasticas y Visuales, montevideo, Uraguay; Instituto Cultural de Las Condes, santiago, Chile; Sala Vina, Vina del Mar, Chile; Museo de Bellas Artes, Concepcion, Chile (solo)
1986   Forty Years of Modern Art 1945-85, Tate Gallery, London, England
1986   The Artist’s Eye, National Gallery, London, England
1986   Little and Large, Waddington Galleries, London, England
1985   18 Bienal de Sao Paolo, Brazil organised by the British Council (with Stuart Brisley, John Davies and Paula Rego)
1985   The Irresistible Object: Still Life 1600-1985, Leeds City Art Gallery
1985   Waddington Galleries, London, England (solo)
1983   Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England (print retrospective) solo
1982   Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (retrospective) solo
1982   Aspects of British Art Today, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan: Touring to Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya; National Museum of Art, Osaka; Fukuoka Art Museum; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo
1981   ‘Patrick Caulfield: Paintings 1963-81’, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (retrospective): Touring to Tate Gallery, London (solo)
1981   Waddington Galleries, London (solo)
1980   Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
1980   Gardner Centre for the Arts, University of Sussex, Brighton (Welsh Arts Council print exhibition): Touring to Midland Group, Nottingham; Oriel, Cardiff (solo)
1980   1980 Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London, England
1980   Kelpra Studio: The Rose and Chris Prater Gift, Tate Gallery, London, England
1979   Understanding Prints, Waddington Graphics, London, England
1979   Waddington Galleries, London, England (solo)
1978   Tate Gallery, London, England (solo)
1977   Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, California (print retrospective): Touring to Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona (solo)
1976   ‘Patrick Caulfield: recent paintings and prints’, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (solo)
1975   Waddington Galleries, London, England (solo)
1975   Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Edinburgh, Ireland (solo)
1975   Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool (solo)
1975   Body and Soul: Peter Moores Liverpool Project 3, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England
1974   British Painting 74, Hayward Gallery, London, England
1974   O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York (solo)
1973   Waddington Galleries, London, England (solo)
1972   Caulfield, Hodgkin, Moon, Galerie Stadler, Paris, France
1972   Fourteen BIG Prints, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, England
1972   Sweeney Reed Galleries, Victoria, Australia (solo)
1971   Waddington Galleries, London, England (solo)
1971   D.M. Gallery, London, England (solo)
1969   Waddington Galleries, London, England (solo)
1969   Pop Art, Hayward Gallery, London, England
1969   John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 7, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England
1969   House Exhibition, Waddington Galleries, London, England
1968   The Obseeive Image, ICA, London, England
1968   Painting 1964-67, Hayward Gallery, England
1968   Robert Elkon Gallery, New York (solo)
1967   Robert Fraser Gallery, London (solo)
1967   Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy (solo)
1967   Drawing Towards Painting 2, Arts Council Gallery, London, England: Touring to Stoke-on-Trent; Northampton; Oldham; Cardiff, St Ives' Reading; Liverpool; Bradford; Norwich; Scarborough; Glasgow
1967   9 Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil
1967   5 Biennale des Jeunes Artistes, Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris
1967   1st Edinburgh Open 100 Exhibition, Edinburgh
1967   Recent British Painting, Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Collection, Tate Gallery, London, England
1966   Robert Elkon Gallery, New York (solo)
1965   Robert Fraser Gallery, London (solo)
1965   4 Biennale, Salon de la Jeune Peinture - Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, France: awarded Prix des
1964   The New Generation, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
1963   Young Contemporaries, R.B.A. Galleries, London, England
1962   Young Contemporaries, R.B.A. Galleries, London, England
1961   Young Contemporaries, R.B.A. Galleries, London, England