Patrick Caulfield was an English painter and printmaker known for his bold canvases. Born in Acton in 1936, Caulfield studied at Chelsea School of Art from 1956 to 1960 and at the Royal College of Art from 1960 to 1963. In 1964, he exhibited at the New Generation show at London's Whitechapel Gallery, which resulted in him being associated with the pop art movement. This was a label Caulfield was opposed to throughout his career, seeing himself rather as "a 'formal' artist". In the mid-1970s, Caulfield incorporated more detailed, realistic elements into his work but later returned to his earlier, more stripped-down style of painting. In 1987, Caulfield was nominated for the Turner Prize for his show The Artist's Eye at the National Gallery in London. He was made a CBE in 1996. His art is held in public collections including London's Arts Council of Great Britain, Tate, and Victoria and Albert Museum; the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh; Dallas Museum of Art in Texas; and the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.