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Peter Blake

CBE RDI RA
Blake, On the Balcony.jpg
On the Balcony, 1955–1957, Tate Gallery
Born
Peter Thomas Blake

25 June 1932 (1932-06-25) (age 88)
Dartford, Kent, England
Education Royal College of Art
Known for Painting, Printmaking
Notable work
Self-Portrait with Badges, 1961
Movement Pop art

Sir Peter Thomas Blake CBE RDI RA (born 25 June 1932) is an English pop artist, best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. His other best known works include the cover of the Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?", and the Live Aid concert poster. Blake also designed the 2012 Brit Award statuette.

One of the best known British pop artists, Blake is considered to be a prominent figure in the pop art movement. Central to his paintings are his interest in images from popular culture which have infused his collages. In 2002 he was knighted at Buckingham Palace for his services to art.

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