Stanley Keith Peskett (born 1939, Epsom, Surrey) is a well-known painter, muralist, designer and installation artist. He studied at Epsom School of Art from an early age, then at Guildford School of Art and from 1960 at the Royal College of Art where his fellow students included Derek Boshier, Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney. He was awarded an Abbey Scholarship enabling him to work in Italy in 1963. During 1963-64 he was artist in residence at Bradford College of Art and in 1964 held a solo show at the Cartwright Hall in Bradford. He became interested in murals and working in monumental scale in 1966 and after undertaking some important commissions settled in NYC, where he was represented by the well-known dealer Guillaume Gallozzi. In 1974 Peskett set up a loft / workspace in Soho, New York, where he continued to create a wide range of installations and murals that led him to become influential in the NYC art scene, being the first person in 1978-79 to promote the work of Jean Michel Basquiat. In 1989, Stan Peskett came back to England and worked in London until he decided to return to the United States in 1999 where he lives and works in California. He is represented by three paintings in the collection of the Royal College of Art and by one at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull.
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