Peter Clarke (born 2 June 1929 in Simons Town, South Africa, died 13 April 2014, Ocean View, Cape Town, South Africa) was a highly accomplished and versatile South African visual artist, working across a broad spectrum of media. Clarke was also involved in literature as an internationally acclaimed writer and poet. Of these three roles, he joked: "Had I been triplets, it would have made it much easier because each could have his own job... There are times when I go through a writing phase and there are times for phases of picture-making but there is never a dull moment."
Clarke was best known for his graphic prints, particularly his woodcuts, and in later years he moved into collage. He also used leather, glass, found objects and other mixed media to produce his colourful work.
Clarke's artistic career spanned more than 6 decades and he has unsurprisingly produced a large number of works and appeared in many exhibitions. Nevertheless, commentators generally feel that despite this experience and exposure, his work was not given the full recognition it deserves