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date: 02 July 2020

Blake, Sir Peter (Thomas) free

Kt 2002; CBE 1983; RDI 1987; ARCA

Born 25 June 1932; s of Kenneth William Blake; m 1963, Jann Haworth (marr. diss. 1982); two d; m 1987, Chrissy Wilson; one d



Gravesend Tech. Coll.; Gravesend Sch. of Art; RCA


ARA 1974; RA 1980, resigned 2005; Prof. of Drawing, Royal Acad., 2002–04. Works exhibited: ICA, 1958, 1960; Guggenheim Competition, 1958; Cambridge, 1959; RA, 1960; Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, 1968; Waddington Galls, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1990, 2005, 2010; Stedelijk Mus., Amsterdam, 1973; Kunstverein, Hamburg, 1973; Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem, 1974; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1974; Galleria Documenta, Turin, 1982; Paul Stolper Gall., London, 2007; Waddington Custot Galleries, 2012, 2015, 2018; Nat. Mus. Wales, 2013; Bohun Gall., Henley-on-Thames, 2018; retrospective exhibitions: Tate Gall., 1983; Gal. Claude Bernard, Paris, 1984, 2009, 2016; Nishimura Gall., Tokyo, 1988; Nat. Gall., 1996; London Inst. Gall., 2003; Wetterling Gall. Stockholm, 2006, 2016; Tate Liverpool, 2007; Paul Morris Gall., NY, 2007; Galerie Thomas Levy, Hamburg, 2008; Chelsea Futurespace, 2013; works in public collections: Trinity Coll., Cambridge; Carlisle City Gall.; Tate Gall.; Arts Council of GB; Mus. of Modern Art, NY; V & A Mus.; Mus. Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundn, London; RCA; Whitworth Art Gall., Univ. of Manchester; Baltimore Mus. of Art, Md; Pallant House Gall., Chichester. Third Associate Artist, Nat. Gall., 1994


Peter Blake’s ABC, 2009; Venice Fantasies, 2009; illustrations for: Oxford Illustrated Old Testament, 1968; Roger McGough, Summer with Monica, 1978; cover illustration, Arden Shakespeare: Othello, 1980; Anthony and Cleopatra, 1980; Timon of Athens, 1980; contribs to: Times Educnl Supp.; Ark; Graphis 70; World of Art; Architectural Rev.; House and Garden; Painter and Sculptor; relevant publication: Peter Blake: one man show, by Marco Livingstone, 2009


sculpture, wining and dining, going to rock and roll concerts, boxing and wrestling matches; living well is the best revenge


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