Patrick Caulfield was one of the most prominent British artists of our time. He was admired by his peers and widely regarded with strong affection.
Caulfield studied in London at Chelsea School of Art and continued at the Royal College of Art He subsequently taught at Chelsea School of Art from 1963 until 1971.
His first solo exhibition was held at the Robert Fraser Gallery, London in 1965.
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).