Born in London, Peter King developed his passion for the arts at the Wimbledon School of Art before working at the Abbey Art Centre under sculptor Henry Moore. It was here that he developed his distinctive sculptural technique alongside contemporaries such as Anthony Caro. In 1953 King began lecturing on sculpture part-time at the St Martin’s School of Art in London, where he also held solo exhibitions at Gallery One. The artist exhibited in artistic centres such as Paris and Rome. At the age of just 29, King died. During his short career the artist was recognised among Moore and his post-war contemporaries as an artist of great talent. His work forms part of the collection of the Arts Council, the British Council and the Contemporary Art Society among others.