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The Hermit
© the estate of Patrick Caulfield. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Museums Sheffield

The Hermit 1966

Patrick Caulfield (1936–2005)

Museums Sheffield

British painter and printmaker, born in London, where he studied at Chelsea School of Art, 1956–9, and the *Royal College of Art, 1959–63. In 1963 he began teaching at Chelsea School of Art and in 1965 he had his first one-man exhibition at the Robert Fraser Gallery, London. His work has been linked with *Pop art, although when introducing his work in 1964 he invoked, not the currently fashionable mass media theorists, but the Catholic poet and mystic Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)


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