Sir Peter Blake on John Minton



Sir Peter Blake revisits his memories of British artist John Minton, his tutor at the Royal College of Art in 1953, reflecting on his influence on his own practice.

The exhibition ‘John Minton: A Centenary’ runs at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, from 1 July – 1 October 2017.

This major exhibition marks the centenary of the birth of John Minton, a bohemian figure in London during the 1940s and 50s who counted Michael Ayrton, Lucian Freud and Keith Vaughan amongst his friends. The exhibition explores the artist’s achievements far beyond his reputation as a leading post-war illustrator and influential tutor.

Curated by Simon Martin, Director of Pallant House Gallery, and Frances Spalding, art historian and biographer of Minton.

‘John Minton: A Centenary’ is kindly sponsored by:
De’Longhi
Irwin Mitchell
Toovey’s
The Doric Charitable Trust
The John Coates Charitable Trust
The John Young Charitable Settlement
The John Minton Supporters’ Circle
Sanderson (Paint supplier)

Visit http://www.pallant.org.uk/ for more information.

Film by Jon Adams.

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