Peter Blake (British, born 1932)
Sir Peter Blake’s work reflects his fascination with all streams of popular culture and the beauty to be found in everyday objects and surroundings. Many of his works feature found printed materials such as photographs, comic strips, or advertising texts, combined with bold geometric patterns and the use of primary colours. The works perfectly capture the effervescent and optimistic ethos of the sixties but are also strikingly fresh and contemporary. There is also a strain of sentimentality and nostalgia running throughout his work, with particular focus towards childhood innocence and reminiscence, as can be seen clearly in his recent Alphabet series. Blake is renowned for his connection with the music industry, having produced iconic album covers for the Beatles (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band), Paul Weller (Stanley Road), The Who (Face Dances), and Oasis (Stop the Clocks).
Born in 1932 in Dartford, United Kingdom, Blake is based in Chiswick, United Kingdom.