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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 - NPG 5845

Peter Blake

by Clive Barker
collage, 1983
NPG 5845

Peter Blake, by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda - NPG P526

Peter Blake

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

Sir Peter Thomas Blake, by John Swannell - NPG P1704

Sir Peter Thomas Blake

by John Swannell
inkjet colour print, 2012
NPG P1704

Peter Blake; Marie-Lise Gres (Volpeliere-Pierrot), by Elsbeth R. Juda - NPG x132539

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

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

Peter Blake, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14032

Peter Blake

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

Peter Blake, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165308

Peter Blake

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 13 March 1968
NPG x165308

Peter Blake, by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski - NPG x13708

Peter Blake

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

Peter Blake, by John Swannell - NPG x87592

Peter Blake

by John Swannell
Iris print, 1982
NPG x87592

Band Aid, by Brian Aris - NPG x87846

Band Aid

by Brian Aris
bromide fibre print, 1984
NPG x87846

Peter Blake, by Julian Anderson - NPG x87798

Peter Blake

by Julian Anderson
bromide fibre print, 1995
NPG x87798

Royal Academy Hanging Committee 2001, by Keith Collie - NPG x131189

Royal Academy Hanging Committee 2001

by Keith Collie
digital colour print, 2001
NPG x131189

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Sir Peter Thomas Blake

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1963
NPG P1942

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Peter Blake

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1960
NPG x135973

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Peter Blake

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, circa 1968
NPG x997



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