Sir Peter Blake RA

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    Peter Blake
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    The Comic Book Convention Comes to London (2012)
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    Babe Rainbow
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    I love London

Sir Peter Blake RA

Porthmeor Studio 2 1982-1983

Peter Blake (b 1932) is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and designer, and a leading exponent of Pop Art. His use of imagery from comics, pin-up magazines, consumer goods, and advertisements captures the flavour of the ‘swinging sixties’, and his most famous work is the 1967 cover design for the Beatles album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Blake rented Porthmeor Studio 2 for over a year. At the time he had been living near Bath with a group of seven painters known as the Brotherhood of Ruralists, and was considering a move to Cornwall. Although he did not use his studio very much, if at all, he was one of a group of artists who were now being offered spaces at Porthmeor whose work marked a move away from abstraction.