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
In Front of House Looking North
Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy
Pool Made with Paper and Blue Ink for Book
Red, Blue, and Wicker
The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate