Patrick Caulfield

Patrick Caulfield was a painter and printmaker who lived and worked in London. He was best known for his vivid works in which areas of plain colour were surrounded by dark outlines to dramatic effect. Caulfield studied at the Chelsea School of Art from 1956 to 1960, and at the Royal College of Art from 1960 to 1963, during the glory years when his fellow pupils included David Hockney and Allen Jones. He exhibited at the New Generation show at London's Whitechapel Gallery, which resulted in him being associated with the pop art movement. Like many of his contemporaries however, he resented this label and remained opposed to it throughout his career.

In 1987, Caulfield was nominated for the Turner Prize and in 1993 was awarded the Jerwood Painting Prize. He has twice been given solo shows at the Tate Gallery, in London and Liverpool, and a third will happen at Tate Britain in 2013. In 1992-93 he was given a retrospective show at London's Serpentine Gallery. Caulfield died in London in 2005.

Caulfield's work can be seen in the permanent collections of the following institutions:

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Arts Council of Great Britain, London

British Council, London & Manchester

Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

Harry N Abrams Collection, New York

Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Tate Gallery, London
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond