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Sir Peter Blake is one of the leading figures in the art world, often referred to as the Godfather of British Pop Art. Best known for the iconic album cover he produced for the Beatles ﾑSergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Bandﾒ, Blakeﾒs work is inspired by his love affair with icons and the ephemera of popular culture. He is continuing to produce a prolific output of work from his studio in west London maintaining his reputation and popularity with every artistic piece he creates.Peter Blake was born in 1932 in Dartford, Kent. He studied at Gravesend School of Art before earning a place at the prestigious Royal College of Art London in 1956. His love of art flourished as he built up a respectable portfolio of work through extensive travels across europe and beyond. Inspiration was drawn from his surroundings influencing much of his work and he began to produce collages incorporating iconic figures. Alongside these Blake also worked with found objects such as photographs, cigarette packets and matchboxes. The concept of found art was an aspect that excited Blake and the notion of finding beauty within banal everyday objects greatly appealed.ﾠﾠﾠIn 1983 Peter Blake became a CBE and in 2002 received a knighthood for his services to art. His long and respected career is admirable and his contribution to the art world is truly inspiring. Even today, Blakeﾒs work retains their popularity and a contemporary aesthetic is maintained with every new piece created. Below are links to two YouTube videos of Sir Peter Blake that you might find interesting. Sir Peter Blake artist Qﾠ& A about his life and his art. Sir Peter Blake Unveils the Royal Albert Hallﾒs Diverse Alumni in Magnificent Mural. Under Milk Wood Print Portfolio by Peter Blake. Under Milk Wood: a Play Illustrated by Peter Blake. Pop-Up Art from Peter Blake. Sir Peter Blake Designs New Madness Album Cover. Sir Peter Blakeﾒs Sgt Pepper Original Collage Expected to Fetch ﾣ80,000 at Auction;The Peter Blake Hall of Fame. A collection of Peter Blakeﾒs finest prints, now sold out and previously available from artrepublic
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