Peter Blegvad

Peter Blegvad – writer, artist, cartoonist, songwriter, broadcaster, born in New York City, 1951. Lives in Shepherds Bush with painter Chloe Fremantle. Taught creative writing at Warwick University, was Senior Tutor in Visual Writing at the RCA and has taught at other institutions in the UK and abroad. A book about his life-long epistemological illustration project Imagine, Observe, Remember was published in 2020 by Uniformbooks:

“…eminently informative, entertaining and questioning, sometimes provocatively so. It is physically pleasing to hold, it is visually pleasing to the eye, it is challenging to the mind; I will perhaps offer the word wondrous as a condensed summation.”
—Rupert Loydell, The International Times

Related works have been exhibited in Kunstverein Hannover and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2004), in the Kunsthalle Luzern (2007), in Extra City, Antwerp (2010), West den Haag (2017), EIGEN + ART LAB, Berlin, and elsewhere.

Blegvad’s series of ‘Flightless Kites’ (images 1-6 on this site) was begun during lockdown in 2020.

“The Book of Leviathan” (a collection of the comic strip he drew from 1992-1999 for the Independent on Sunday), was published in 2000 by Sort Of Books (in English) and is also available in Chinese and French.

His book ‘Kew. Rhone.’ — an illustrated study of the eponymous ‘concept album’ by Blegvad and John Greaves (1977) — was published by Uniformbooks in 2014.

His latest album of songs is ‘Go Figure’ (2017) on the ReR MegaCorp label.