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Peter Blake (1932-), Painter

Sir Peter Thomas Blake

Sitter in 15 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Blake graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1956. His work has always engaged with popular culture, from Children Reading Comics (1954) and ABC Minors (1955). He moved with his then wife, the artist Jann Haworth, to Wellow in Wiltshire in 1969, and in 1975 co-founded the short-lived Brotherhood of Ruralists. Blake was the chronicler of the Pop scene, in works ranging from Beachboys (1962), the first Trichromatic halftone silkscreen, to Madonna of Venice Beach I (1996).

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Peter Blake

by Clive Barker
collage, 1983
NPG 5845


Peter Blake

by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
colour print, 1988
NPG P526


Sir Peter Thomas Blake

by John Swannell
inkjet colour print, 2012
NPG P1704


Peter Blake; Marie-Lise Gres (Volpeliere-Pierrot)

by Elsbeth R. Juda
archival digital print, 1961
NPG x132539


Peter Blake

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1964
NPG x14032


Peter Blake

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 March 1968
NPG x165308


Peter Blake

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1968
NPG x13708


Peter Blake

by John Swannell
Iris print, 1982
NPG x87592


Band Aid

by Brian Aris
bromide fibre print, 1984
NPG x87846


Peter Blake

by Julian Anderson
bromide fibre print, 1995
NPG x87798


Royal Academy Hanging Committee 2001

by Keith Collie
digital colour print, 2001
NPG x131189


Sir Peter Thomas Blake

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1963
NPG P1942


Peter Blake

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1960
NPG x135973


Peter Blake

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, circa 1968
NPG x997