Patrick Caulfield

English (1936 - 2005)
Patrick Caulfield Parish Church 1967 © The Estate of Patrick Caulfield. All rights reserved, DACS 2017.


Born 1936
Died 2005
Nationality English
Birth place London

Caulfield was born in London and studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He had his first solo exhibition in 1965. Together with artists like Paolozzi, Hockney and Tilson, Caulfield formed the core of the British Pop Art movement, although he often claimed to dislike the label. Caulfield's paintings are characterized by the flat colours and black outlines frequently used by Pop Artists; however, he avoided depicting subjects from popular culture and instead preferred to paint landscapes, still lifes and domestic interiors.