David Hockney – Artwork & Bio of the British Painter

David Hockney is a British painter born on 9 July 1937 in Bradford, England. Hockney began his art education at the Bradford School of Art in 1953, studying there for four years under Frank Lisle. He furthered his education at the Royal College of Art from 1959 to 1962. Hockney’s abilities shone at the college, winning a gold medal and the Guinness Award for Etching during that period.

While at the academy, Hockney’s works were exhibited at the 1961 Young Contemporaries exhibition, catching the attention of art dealer John Kasmin. Two years later, Hockney held his first solo exhibition at the Kasmin Gallery in London. In 1964, Hockney moved to Los Angeles, where he painted a series of artworks in acrylic. He spent the next decade living between Paris, London, and Los Angeles.

In 1978, Hockney acquired a property in Hollywood Hills, which included his studio. Hockney won several awards and prizes, such as the Lorenzo de’Medici Lifetime Career Award and the Royal Academician election in 1991. He held successful shows at the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy of Art. Hockney received the Order of Merit award in 2012 and is still actively involved in art.

What is David Hockney Known For?

David Hockney is known for painting portraits and landscapes and experimenting with printmaking and stage design. Hockney is most renowned for his double portrait paintings of his relatives and loved ones. Of all of Hockney’s works, his Plein air landscapes won the most acclaim. In his illustrious career, Hockney participated in almost a thousand group and solo exhibitions.

What Art Movement is David Hockney Associated With?

David Hockney is associated with the Impressionism and Realism art movements.

David Hockney Artwork

Below are some of the artworks of David Hockney

A Bigger Splash


Cardigan Road, Bridlington


Celia with a Green Hat


Celia with Chair


Dancing Flowers


Hockney’s Alphabet


In Front of House Looking North


Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy

My Parents

Pool Made with Paper and Blue Ink for Book




Red Celia


Red, Blue, and Wicker


The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate


The Third Love Painting

All David Hockney Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
Man Taking Shower in Beverly Hills 1964 Acrylic on Canvas
The Second Tea Painting 1961 Oil On Canvas
Portrait Surrounded By Artistic Devices 1965 Acrylic On Canvas
Three Chairs With A Section Of A Picasso Mural 1970 Acrylic On Canvas
Model with Unfinished Self-Portrait 1977 Oil on Canvas
A Lawn Being Sprinkled 1967 Acrylic on Canvas
Pearblossom Highway, 11-18th April 1986 #2 1986
Portrait of Nick Wilder 1966 Acrylic on Canvas
Nichols Canyon 1980 Acrylic on Canvas
Two Deckchairs, Calvi 1972 Acrylic on Canvas
Mother I, Yorkshire Moors, August 1985 #1 1985
Kasmin Los Angeles 28th March 1982 1982
Still Life on a Glass Table 1971-72 Acrylic on Canvas
David Graves Pembroke Studios London Tuesday 27th April 1982 1982
The Chair 1985 Oil on Canvas
Place Furstenberg, Paris, August 7,8,9, 1985 #1 1985
Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy 1970 Acrylic on Canvas
Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1971 Acrylic on Canvas
A Bigger Splash 1967 Acrylic on Canvas
Beverly Hills Housewife 1966 Acrylic on two Canvases
My Mother, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire, Nov. 82 #4 1982
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