Coltrane Sound
Daglish, Peter William
Coltrane Sound
39.0cm height x 50.6cm width
Accession Number
Permanent Collection
From the Estate of Kate Craig
Peter Daglish was born in 1930 in Gillingham, England. He came to Canada in 1955 where he studied art for four years at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Montreal. Daglish pursued post-graduate studies in New York, Montreal and at the Slade School in London. Between 1969-71, he taught at the University of Victoria. In 1973, Daglish would begin teaching printmaking and painting at the Chelsea School of Art and the Slade where he continued to teach for 23 years.

Daglish's work is featured in many collections including the British Council, India and UK; the Victoria and Albert Museum; the Tate Gallery; Le Musee D'Art Contemporain de Montreal; the National Gallery of Canada; Portland Museum of Fine Art and the University of New Mexico.

Peter Daglish was born in 1930 in Gillingham, Kent. He came to Canada in 1955 and from 1956 to 1960 studied art and pedagogy at l'École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal. He then went on to complete post-graduate studies in Montreal and New York and at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Oil painting was his earliest interest, but he later focused on linocuts and lithography. He accepted an early teaching post at the University of Victoria in 1969, where he taught drawing and printmaking until 1971 alongside Visual Arts department founders Donald Harvey and John Dobereiner. Even at this early point in his career, Daglish was experimenting with a wide range of media (textiles, plastics, props, performance and mail art projects) and brought an international level of knowledge of contemporary art to Victoria. Daglish was also an active jazz musician, performing in the music scene wherever he resided. Following his time at the University of Victoria, Daglish taught printmaking at the Chelsea School of Art in London from 1973 to 1995 and concurrently taught printmaking and painting at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1973 to 1996. He also gave many courses in India.

Daglish’s work is found in public collections worldwide including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Gallery, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada and the Portland Museum of Fine Art.