Critical Studies: Patrick Caulfield
Born in London on the 29th of January 1936, Patrick Caulfield was an English painter and printmaker.
Caulfield began his studies in 1956 at Chelsea School of Art, London, continuing at the Royal College of Art (1960-63),
He became associated with Pop art mainly because of his participation in the New Generation exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, in 1964.
Caulfield's paintings are figurative, often showing a few simple objects in an interior. Typically, he used flat areas of simple colour surrounded by black outlines.
In 1987 Caulfield was nominated for the Turner Prize and in 1996 he was made a CBE.
He died in London in 2005 and is buried in Highgate Cemetery.