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Patrick Caulfield

(1936-2005), Artist

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Born in London, Caulfield studied at the Chelsea School of Art and at the Royal College of Art, later teaching at Chelsea. He took the stylization of such early modernists as Juan Gris, Magritte and Léger as inspiration for his images of objects and interiors. Adopting the anonymous techniques of sign-painting, he used flat colour and black outlines to iconicize clichéd art subjects. In 1964 he was included in the New Generation exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery and had his first solo show at Robert Fraser Gallery in 1965. His work has since been exhibited worldwide. Retrospectives include those at the Walker Art Gallery (1981); the Serpentine Gallery (1992-3); and the Hayward Gallery (1999-2000).

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Patrick Caulfield, by Patrick Caulfield - NPG 6882

Patrick Caulfield

by Patrick Caulfield
black kohl pencil, 1983
NPG 6882

Patrick Caulfield, by Michael Cooper - NPG x128571

Patrick Caulfield

by Michael Cooper
bromide fibre print, 1966
NPG x128571

Patrick Caulfield, by Jillian Edelstein - NPG x34143

Patrick Caulfield

by Jillian Edelstein
bromide fibre print, 1989
NPG x34143

Patrick Caulfield, by Ken Govier - NPG x125486

Patrick Caulfield

by Ken Govier
bromide print, February 1992
NPG x125486


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