Thursday, January 24, 2008

Peter King


Peter King's untimely death at the age of 29 has meant that he has been largely omitted from the history of 1950s British art. Now his work is being made available to a wider audience, through a digitising project carried out by the artist's son, Dr Mike King, at London Metropolitan University.
King was undoubtedly a prolific artist whose exceptional talent was recognised by Henry Moore, who appointed him as his assistant along with Anthony Caro. King was part of a group of artists associated with Moore's studio, with the teaching team at St Martin's School of Art, with artists living at the Abbey Art Centre in London, and with Victor Musgrave's Gallery One in Soho. King's central theme was the human body.
A sample collection with 51 entries is now available to search online at VADS.
Access: Free