Peter Blake

Born in 1932, Peter Blake studied at the Royal College of Art in the early 1950s and along with fellow students such as David Hockney and RB Kitaj, played a
crucial role in the emergence of Pop Art. Blake’s first one-man exhibition was held in 1962 at the Portal Gallery, London and his first US show was that same
year at New York’s Sidney Janis Gallery. Solo shows followed at the Robert Fraser Gallery (1965) and since the early ‘70s, his work has been exhibited regularly
in one-man shows at Waddington Galleries and throughout the world. His first Retrospective exhibition was held as early as 1969 at the City Art Gallery,
Bristol. Subsequent Retrospectives were held in 1973 at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, touring to Hamburg and Brussels and at the Tate Gallery (1983).
In 1994 he was made the Third Associate Artist of the National Gallery, London. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1981, and was knighted
in 2002. In 2007 the Tate Liverpool held a major retrospective of Blake’s work which toured to Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Spain in 2008. Blake’s own
collection of art received critical acclaim and attention when featured in James Brett’s Museum of Everything, first at the Frieze art fair and then at the
museum in Primrose Hill through February 2011. A solo exhibition for Blake will open at the Holburne Museum in Bath, England in May 2011