Patrick Caulfield 1936-2005
Internationally renowned painter and printmaker Patrick Caulfield studied at Chelsea School of Art and at the Royal Colege of Art, London in the 50s and 60s. A series of one-man shows in the UK and abroad helped establish his reputation, with retrospectives being held at, amongst others, the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool touring to the Tate Gallery, London in 1981, the Serpentine Gallery, London (1992-93), and at the Hayward Gallery, London (British Council retrospective, 1999), touring internationally. Among Caulfield's many design commissions were for sets and costumes at the Royal Opera House, the carpet for the atrium of the British Council offices in Manchester, and a giant mosaic for the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. He was joint-winner of the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1995, and the following year was awarded the CBE.