Peter Blake

born 1932

Peter Blake, ‘The Toy Shop’ 1962
The Toy Shop 1962
© Peter Blake 2019. All rights reserved, DACS
License this image

In Tate Liverpool

In Tate Liverpool

In Tate Britain

Biography

Sir Peter Thomas Blake (born 25 June 1932) is an English pop artist, best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. His other best known works include the cover of the Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?", and the Live Aid concert poster. Blake also designed the 2012 Brit Award statuette.

One of the best known British pop artists, Blake is considered to be a prominent figure in the pop art movement. Central to his paintings are his interest in images from popular culture which have infused his collages. In 2002 he was knighted at Buckingham Palace for his services to art.

This biography is from Wikipedia under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. Spotted a problem? Let us know.

Read full Wikipedia entry

Artworks

Artist as subject

Film and audio

Features

  • Art Term

    Collage

    Collage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other ...

  • Art Term

    Ruralists

    Group of British artists founded in 1975 who aimed to revive the painting of figure subjects in idyllic rural settings

  • Art Term

    Pop art

    Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the 1950s and flourished in the 1960s in America and Britain ...

  • Tate Etc

    A Study in denim: Peter Blake

    Stephen Daniels

    Upon its prize-winning appearance at the 1961 John Moores’ Exhibition in Liverpool, Peter Blake’s Self-Portrait with Badges 1961 rapidly ...

  • Picture Essay

    Peter Blake's A–Z

    peter blake

    Sir Peter Blake has created an alphabet of ‘found’ letters for Tate. He explains the inspiration for this artist project.

You might like

In the shop