1932

Born 25 June, Dartford, Kent

1946–9

Gravesend Technical College and School of Art; Junior Art Department

1949–51

Gravesend School of Art

1950

Accepted by the Royal College of Art, London

1951–3

National Service in the RAF

1953–6

Royal College of Art, London – First Class Diploma (1956)

1956–7

Leverhulme Research Award to study popular art; travelled in Holland, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain

1961

Featured in Ken Russell's BBC 'Monitor' film, Pop Goes the Easel
First Prize Junior Section, John Moores Liverpool Exhibition

1962

First one-man exhibition, Portal Gallery, London

1963

Married Jann Haworth

1964–76

Taught at Royal College of Art, London

1968

Daughter, Juliette Liberty Blake, born

1969

Moved to Wellow, Avon

1973–4

Retrospective exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam touring to Hamburg, Brussels and Arnhem

1974

Daughter, Daisy Blake, born
Elected Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London

1975

Founding member of the Brotherhood of Ruralists, with Jann Haworth, Ann and Graham Arnold, David Inshaw, and Annie and Graham Ovenden

1979

Separated from Jann Haworth; returned to London

1980

Met Chrissy Wilson

1981

Elected Member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London

1983

Awarded C.B.E.
Retrospective exhibition, Tate Gallery, London touring to Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover

1985

Designed poster for Live Aid

1986

Publication of Marina Vaizey's monograph Peter Blake

1987

Marriage to Chrissy Wilson
Daughter, Rose Blake, born

1994

Third associate artist of the National Gallery

1998

Made Honorary Doctor, Royal College of Art, London

2002

Receives Knighthood

2005

Designed poster for the Live 8 concert
Resigned from the Royal Academy of Arts, London

2006

Judge of John Moores 24, Liverpool.

2012

Pallant House exhibition, Peter Blake and Pop Music, to mark Blake's 80th birthday