Peter Blake  (British, 1932) 

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Peter Blake Biography
1932   Born June 25 in Dartford, Kent, England
1946 - 1951   Studied at Gravesend Technical College & School of Art, London, England
1953 - 1956   Studied at Royal College of Art, London, England
1964 - 1967   Taught at Royal College of Art, London, England
1967   Made cover design for Beatles' "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
1970   Used watercolour to illustrate Lewis Carroll’s "Through the Looking-Glass"
1975   Founder of the Brotherhood of Ruralists
1981   Becomes a Royal Academician
1983   Major retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery
1994   Third Associate of the National Gallery
1998   Honorary Doctor, Royal College of Art, London
2002   Received knighthood
  Lives and works in London, England
Selected Exhibitions
2013   The House of Fairy Tales Cartographic Portfolio, London Original Print Fair, TAG Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2012   Peter Blake and Pop Music, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
2012   Sir Peter Blake, CCA at the Mall Galleries, London (solo)
2012   Sir Peter Blake at 80, CCA at the Royal Albert Hall, London (solo)
2012   Sir Peter Blake – new and vintage works, Railings Gallery, London
2012   Parallelwelt Zirkus, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2012   Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
2010   25th London Original Print Fair, TAG Fine Arts, Royal Academy, London, England
2010   AAFNYC, TAG Fine Arts, New York City, NY
2007   Peter Blake: A Retrospective, Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom
2006   Peter Blake: 1975-2005, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2006   Peter Blake Prints and Sculpture, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck
2001 - 2006   Alphabet, York College of Further and Higher Education; touring to University College, Northampton; Michael Tippett Centre, Bath; Library Gallery, Kidderminster; Kirkby Gallery; Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport; Bersham Heritage Centre, Museum of Cannock Chase, Hednesford; Pittencrieff House Museum, Dunfermline; Wakefield Art Gallery, Bedales Gallery, Petersfield; Ashfield School, Kirkby in Ashfield; Central Library, Gateshead; The Babylon Gallery, Ely; Mill Green Museum and Mill, Hatfield; Bellshill Cultural Centre; Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery; The London Road Gallery, Northwich; Aberystwyth Arts Centre; Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Burnley; Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead; St Paul’s School, Barnes; Arts Complex, Solihull; Wingfield Arts, Mansfield Museum and Art Gallery; The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent; Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk; Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington; St Davids Hall, Cardiff – tour continues, further venues to be confirmed (solo)
2005   Peter Blake: 1-10 (Collages, Constructions, Drawings & Sculpture) & The Marcel Duchamp Paintings, Waddington Galleries, London, England
2005   New Prints by Peter Blake, The Charing X Gallery, London, England
2003   Peter Blake: Commercial Art, The London Institute Gallery, London, England (graphic design)
2003   Peter Blake: Sculpture, The London Institute Gallery, London, England (sculpture)
2003   Peter Blake, Artiscope (Zaira Mis), Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2002   Over the Rainbow, Harley Gallery, Welbeck (solo)
2002   Sir Peter Blake/And Now We Are 70, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2000   Peter Blake: About Collage, Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom (solo)
1999   A Cabinet of Curiosities from the Collections of Peter Blake, Morley Gallery, London, England (solo)
1996 - 1997   Now We Are 64: Peter Blake at the National Gallery, National Gallery, London, England ; touring to Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom (solo)
1995   Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris , France (solo)
1993   The Tabernacle Cultural Centre, Machynlleth (silk-screen prints) (solo)
1992   Govinda Gallery, Washington D.C. (Eric Clapton sketches) (solo)
1990   Wetterling Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden (solo)
1990   Waddington Galleries, London, England (solo)
1990   Govinda Gallery, Washington DC (Eric Clapton sketches)
1988   Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1986 - 1987   Watermans Art Centre, Brentford, Middlesex; touring to Turnpike Gallery, Leigh (solo)
1984   Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, France (solo)
1983   Tate Gallery, London (retrospective); touring to Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (solo)
1980   Galleria Documenta, Turin, Italy (drawings and prints) (solo)
1979   Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom (drawings and prints) (solo)
1978   Waddington Graphics, London, England (solo)
1977   Waddington and Tooth Galleries, London, England (solo)
1974   Natalie Stern Gallery, London, England (print retrospective) (solo)
1973 - 1974   Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; touring to Kunstverein Hamburg; Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (solo)
1972   Waddington Galleries, London, England (watercolours and drawings (solo)
1970   Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, united Kingdom (solo)
1969   Robert Fraser Gallery, London , England(solo)
1969   City Art Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom(solo)
1969   Leslie Waddington Prints, London, England (solo)
1965   Robert Fraser Gallery, London, England (solo)
1962   Portal Gallery, London, England (solo)
2006   ‘September’, DACS 2006 calender
2005   Grimwood, Brian: ‘Waxworks to Cossacks’, The Journal of the Associations of Illustrators, February/March, pp. 14-21
2004   Bennett, Oliver: ‘Post-war excitement: the attraction of collecting Pop Art’, The Independent, 20 March, pp. 10-11
2003   Harrison, David: ‘Getting back to nature’, Bristol Evening Post, 11 February,
2002   Roberts, Eric: ‘An old master’s pick of the pops’, Yorkshire Post, 28 August, p.13
2001   Lacey, Hester (interview): 'How we met: Peter Blake & Rick Stein', , 4 March, p.62
2000   Johnson, Holly: 'Meeting the Magician', Modern Painters, Spring, pp.90-94
1999   Dutt, Robin: 'Custodian of curiosities', Evening Standard, 8 October, p.33
1998   Lyttelton, Celia: 'My greatest work of art', High Life (British Airways), May
1997   The 20th-Century Art Book, Phaidon Press, London
1996   Hyatt, Derek: 'What is Real?', Modern Painters, Spring, pp.106–107
1995   Lambirth, Andrew: 'Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Howard Hodgkin: Paintings from the 60's and 70's', What's On in London, 15–22 March
1994   Barnes, Rachel: 'Have a nice day, Mr Blake', The Guardian, 18 March, pp.6
1993   Bernard, Kate: 'Tempera fugit', Harpers & Queen, March, pp.150–53,154
1992   Davies, Hunter: 'Portrait of the artist (a work in progress)', The Independent, 19 May
1991   McHugh, Fionnuala: 'Blake's Progress', The Telegraph Weekend Magazine, 5 January
1990   'Film Star Marilyn is just Peter's palette', Western Daily Press (Bristol), 21 February
1989   Brown, Jane: 'The Brotherhood of Ruralists and their friends in the Secret Garden', Hortus, Spring, no.9
1988   'Art' Column, Asahi Journal (Japan), 17 June, p.44
1987   Kemp, John: 'Peter Blake talks to John Kemp', Artseen, no.15, pp.8–10
1986   Brown, John: 'Blake's Heaven', London Gentleman, March, p.27
1985   'Peter the Painter', (Peter Blake talking to David Litchfield and Celia Lyttelton), Ritz, March
1984   D.M.Z: 'Queer Goings on at Sadlers Wells', Artline, April, vol.II, no.1
1983   'Rocking at the Tate', The Standard, 6 January
1982   von Joel, Mike (interview): 'Peter Blake: In Retrospect', Art Line Newspaper, no.2, November, pp.5–7
1981   Vaizey, Marina: 'Elegy for a country garden' (review), The Sunday Times, 19 April, p.41
1980   Dury, Ian (interviewed on Peter Blake): New Musical Express, 19 July, pp.27–28
1979   Fuller, Peter: 'Peter Blake meets Peter Fuller', Aspects, Spring, no.6
1978   Blake, Peter: 'Contrariwise', Aspects, no.3, pp.1–2
1977   Vaizey, Marina: 'Jim Dine and Peter Blake' (review), Arts Review, 15 April, vol.29, no.8, pp.253–254
1976   Overy, Paul: 'Superstars for a day: the rise of Pop art in England' (review), The Times, 2 June, p.12
1975   Greenwood, Michael: 'British Painting '74' (review), Artscanada, March, no.196/7, pp.29–34
1974   Metken, Sigrid: 'Facteur Chevals Posttasche: die Bildpostkarte in der Kunst', Das Kunstwerk, January, vol.27, no.1, p.7
1973   Von Graevenitz, Antje: 'Museen und Galerien: Niederlande' (review), Pantheon, January/February/March, vol.32, no.1, p.98
1972   Russell, John: 'Best of Boys' (review), The Sunday Times, 10 December, p.37
1971   Denvir, Bernard: 'London Letter' (review), Art International, February, vol.15, no.2, pp.42–45
1970   Coleman, Roger: 'Peter Blake's Nostalgia' (review), Art and Artists, January, vol.4, no.10, pp.30–32
1969   Field, Simon: 'The pleasure principle' (review), Art and Artists, May, vol.4, no.2, pp.56–57
1968   Roberts, Keith: 'Blake, Dine, Hamilton/Arts Council Gallery' (review), Varsity, 20 January, p.17
1967   Overy, Paul: 'On the streets' (review), The Listener, 13 July, vol.78, no.1998, p.45
1966   Baro, Gene: 'London: a busy, vigorous season' (review), Arts Magazine, January, vol.40, no.3, pp.45–49
1965   Russell, John: 'London/NYC: the two-way traffic', Art in America, April, vol.53, no.2, pp.134,136
1964   Roberts, Keith: The Burlington Magazine (review), March, vol.106, no.732, pp.137–142
1963   Nordland, Gerald: 'Europe in California' (review), Arts Magazine, vol.37, no.9,
1962   Farr, Dennis: 'The John Moores Liverpool Exhibition', The Burlington Magazine, January, vol.104, no.706, pp.30–31
1961   Ironside, Robin: 'The Prize Paintings' (review), The Sunday Times, 19 November, p.38
1960   'Is it art?' (review of I.C.A. exhibition), Daily Sketch, 20 January
1959   Blake, Peter: 'Supermidget with Mini-man' (cartoon strip), Ark, no.24, Winter, p.44
1958   Melville, Robert: Architectural Review (review), April, vol.123, no.735, pp.278–279
1956   Wallis, Neville: 'Designs for tomorrow', The Observer, 12 August, p.10