Peter Sellers

Artwork
Medium:
Photographic Print
Date:
1963
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11" Width: 14"
Description:
A black and white photo of Peter Sellers sitting on a floral couch, with one arm resting on the back board, looking down. He is wearing glasses and a collared shirt. The photo is from the chest up and he is entirely in the left side of the image. Behind him, taking up the majority of the background is a painting with a decorative frame.
Historical Context:
Peter Sellers was a famous English comic actor who rose to stardom for his versatility in characters, who started as a drummer in a band touring around British army bases during World War II, but eventually transitioned into comedy and performed celebrity impressions during a six-week run in a London Theatre. He created a radio comedy show called The Goon Show in 1951 with Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. When he began acting he was determined to never play the same character twice, and this advice led him to be overlooked in England, but a star in America––At the peak of his career he played Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther (1963).