Patrick Caulfield

Photograph by Nicholas Sinclair

Patrick Caulfield was an English painter and printmaker, born in London in 1936. He reinvigorated the still life genre, depicting everyday objects and interiors in saturated, block colours and simplified black outlines. He is well-known for introducing in many of his works the playful elements of photorealism.

Caulfield studied at Chelsea School of Art (1956-1960) and then the Royal College of Art (1960-1963). In 1964 he exhibited in the New Generation show at the Whitechapel Gallery, which resulted in him being associated with the British Pop Art movement.

In 1987 he was nominated for the Turner Prize and in 1996 he was made a CBE. During his lifetime he had major retrospectives at the Serpentine Gallery, Hayward Gallery and Tate Gallery. In 2013, a major survey of his work was held at Tate Britain.

Patrick Caulfield’s estate is represented by the Alan Cristea Gallery and Waddington Custot Galleries in London.