Peter Blake

Biography

One of the most important British artists of the post-war period

and often referred to as the Father of British Pop Art , Peter Blake’s practice encompasses painting, printmaking, collage, found objects and design, all of which he views as equal.  Blake developed a version of Pop Art which draws inspiration from various sources, including the British Victorian age (especially circus wrestling) and his outsider’s view of American popular culture (particularly ‘celebrity culture’)  an interest shared by his contemporaries like Andy Warhol.  He began working with images of screen icons such as Marilyn Monroe as early as 1955 and she became a recurring figure in his work. By combining nostalgic images of the past with images from contemporary life Peter Blake makes us see the present in a new light. 

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