Peter Sellers

Artwork
Medium:
Photographic Print
Date:
1963
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11" Width: 14"
Description:
A black and white photo of Peter Sellers sitting at a table, wearing a white short sleeve button shirt and black rimmed glasses, holding a cigarette in his hand in the air and his other out, open on the table. The table has various dishes on it, but a mug on a saucer is in front of Sellers. Behind him is a china cabinet with dishes displayed in it and a painting on the wall to the right of that.
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).