Mary McCartney Portrait of Peter Blake in his studio Photograph
Mary McCartney
Portrait of Peter Blake in his studio
Photograph

Biography

1932 Born 25 June, Dartford, Kent
1946–9 Gravesend Technical College and School of Art; Junior Art Department
1949–51 Gravesend School of Art
1950 Accepted by the Royal College of Art, London
1951–3 National Service in the RAF
1953–6 Royal College of Art, London – First Class Diploma (1956)
1956–7 Leverhulme Research Award to study popular art; travelled in Holland, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain
1961 Featured in Ken Russell's BBC 'Monitor' film, Pop Goes the Easel
First Prize Junior Section, John Moores Liverpool Exhibition
1962 First one-man exhibition, Portal Gallery, London
1963 Married Jann Haworth
1964–76 Taught at Royal College of Art, London
1968 Daughter, Juliette Liberty Blake, born
1969 Moved to Wellow, Avon
1973–4 Retrospective exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam touring to Hamburg, Brussels and Arnhem
1974 Daughter, Daisy Blake, born
Elected Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London
1975 Founding member of the Brotherhood of Ruralists, with Jann Haworth, Ann and Graham Arnold, David Inshaw, and Annie and Graham Ovenden
1979 Separated from Jann Haworth; returned to London
1980 Met Chrissy Wilson
1981 Elected Member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London
1983 Awarded C.B.E.
Retrospective exhibition, Tate Gallery, London touring to Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover
1985 Designed poster for Live Aid
1986 Publication of Marina Vaizey's monograph Peter Blake
1987 Marriage to Chrissy Wilson
Daughter, Rose Blake, born
1994 Third associate artist of the National Gallery
1998 Made Honorary Doctor, Royal College of Art, London
2002 Receives Knighthood
2005 Designed poster for the Live 8 concert
Resigned from the Royal Academy of Arts, London
2006 Judge of John Moores 24, Liverpool.