Patrick Caulfield was born in 1936 in London, where he grew up. He studied at Chelsea School of Art (1956-60) and the Royal College of Art (1960-63), subsequently teaching at Chelsea from 1963 until 1971. His first solo exhibition was at the Robert Fraser Gallery, London in 1965. He has taken part in many solo and group exhibitions both in Britain and internationally. Important group exhibitions in which he participated were at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1964), the Royal Academy of Arts, London (1987), and 'Pop Art', also at the Royal Academy of Arts; touring to Museum Ludwig, Cologne and Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (1991-92). Retrospectives of his work have been held at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, touring to the Tate Gallery, London (1981) and at the Serpentine Gallery, London (1992-93). A major retrospective of his paintings, organised by the British Council, was shown at the Hayward Gallery, London, in 1999, and subsequently toured to the Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, and the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut (1999-2000). The artist died in September 2005, in London.
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