Dartford 1932 - lives in London
Peter Blake studied at Gravesend Art School and at the Royal College of Art in London. Winning the Leverhulme Research Award allowed him to travel in Holland, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain. He was first identified with the emerging British Pop Art movement when he was exhibited alongside David Hockney and R.B.Kitaj in the 'Young Contemporaries' exhibition of 1961. His iconic design for the cover of the Beatles' album ‘Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band’ made him world-famous. He taught art at the Royal College of Art and various other art schools. Blake likes using paper and object collages, inventing his very own pop art style. He also continued designing album sleeves. He was made a Commander of the British Empire and in 2002 Blake was knighted for his services to art.