Biography1932 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.