b. 1932 in Dartford, Kent, U.K.
Peter Blake studied at the Gravesend School of Art between 1948 and 1951. Following his service in the Royal Air Force between 1951 and 1953, he attended the Royal College of Art in London, England. While a student, Blake produced a series of paintings utilizing collage that reflected his interest in popular entertainment and the ephemera of modern life. Some of Blake’s first works were later categorized as belonging to the Pop art movement, often bearing resemblance to advertisements. For the general public, Blake remains most identifiable as the designer of the Beatles’ 1967 album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club cover.
Red Power, 1972
18” x 11 1/4”
Gift of Dr. Pellayo and Mrs. Caroline Cabrera