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Patrick Caulfield

Patrick Caulfield (born January 29, 1936) is a British painter and printmaker.

Caulfield studied at the Chelsea School of Art[?] in the late 1950s, and at the Royal College of Art[?] from 1960 to 1963, where his fellow pupils included David Hockney and R. B. Kitaj[?]. After he left he returned to Chelsea as a teacher.

In 1964 he exhibited at the New Generation show at London's Whitechapel Gallery[?], which resulted in him being associated with pop art.

Caulfield's paintings are figurative[?], often portraying a few simple objects in an interior. Typically, he uses flat areas of simple colour surrounded by black outlines. Some of his works are dominated by a single hue.

From around the mid-1970s he began to incorporate more detailed, realistic elements into his work, After Lunch (1975) being one of the first examples. Still-life: Autumn Fashion (1978) contains a variety of different styles--some objects have heavy black outlines and flat colour, but a bowl of oysters is depicted more realistically, and other areas are executed with looser brushwork. Caulfield later returned to his earlier, more stripped-down, style.

In 1987 Caulfield was nominated for the Turner Prize and in 1996 he was made a CBE.

External link

  • Caulfield at the Tate Gallery (http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ArtistWorks?cgroupid=999999961&artistid=873&page=1) (includes images of many of his pieces)

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