Opus Art, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Tuesday Weld by Peter Blake

Peter Blake Biography

Peter Blake

Dartford, Kent, 1932-

British painter and Sculptor, Peter Blake is one of the leading exponents of POP ART in UK.

His work has often used images from the comics, magazines, and the celebrity world to create colourful paintings and graphic prints that capture the flavour of the 'swinging sixties' and the popular culture, in general. His most famous work is the cover design for the Beatles LP Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).

In 1975, he was one of the founders of "The Brotherhood of Ruralists", a group of seven painters, with a common interest in the "spirit of the countryside". His creations from this period are known for their naivety.

Peter has been shown at most major museums, in Britain and worldwide. His works are also held at major collections, around the world.

SELECTED MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS - Museum of Modern Art, New York - Bilbao Fine Arts Museum - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia - Tate Gallery, London - MUMOK - Museum of Moderner Kunst Stiftlung Ludwig - Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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