Cobbold & Judd

Modern & Contemporary Art

Colin Self


(b. 1941)

Colin Self was pivotal in the development of Pop Art in the 1960s. Born in 1941 he studied at Norwich School of Art and then at the Slade where he met and was influenced by Peter Blake and David Hockney. His early work addressed the theme of Cold War Politics. Colin’s highly personal and distinctive style of drawing, often focussing on everyday objects, led the artist Richard Hamilton to call him ‘the best draughtsman in England since William Blake’. He is also widely regarded as a printmaker. Colin’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in many public collections including Tate and the Arts Council.