Peter Kennard is widely regarded as one of the most important political artists of our times. Starting out as a painter in the 60s, he quickly moved into photomontage with the aim of making more powerful statements on the issues he felt strongly about, which he hoped would appeal to a wider audience.
Some of Kennard’s most famous artworks include his reimagining of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament symbol with a broken missile going through it, and a collaborative piece with fellow political artist Cat Phillips that sees former Prime Minister Tony Blair grinning while taking a selfie against a backdrop of smoke and flames, which was created in protest against the Iraq War.
As Kennard puts on a retrospective exhibition of his work to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the CND at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield, he talks to CR about his life and work.
Join our community
This article is available to subscribers only. Sign up now for your access-all-areas pass.
Got a question?
+44 (0)20 7292 3703 or firstname.lastname@example.org