1936: Was born in Acton, west London.
2005: He died in London and is buried in Highgate Cemetery.
Has been known for his iconic and vibrant paintings of modern life
that reinvigorated traditional artistic genres such as the still life.
Patrick Caulfield came to prominence in the mid-1960s after studying at the Royal College of Art where fellow students included David Hockney and Peter Blake. Through his participation in the defining New Generation exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1964, he became associated with Pop Art.
However he resisted this label throughout his career, instead
preferring to see himself as a ‘formal artist’ and an inheritor of
painting traditions from Modern Masters such as Georges Braque, Juan Gris and Fernand Léger who influenced his composition and choice of subject matter.
Patrick Caulfield was born in west London and studied at Chelsea School
of Art, followed by the Royal College of Art.
Major exhibitions during
his lifetime included retrospectives at Walker Art Gallery Liverpool and
Tate (both 1981), Serpentine (1992–3) and Hayward Gallery 1999. In 1993
he was elected a Royal Academician.