David Hockney  (British, 1937) 

David Hockney (British, b.1937) is a painter, photographer, and set designer, first associated with the Pop Art movement, and later renowned for his intimate portraits and naturalistic scenes of both the everyday and the artificial of California life. Hockney was born in Bradford, England, and studied at the Bradford School of Art, exhibiting an extraordinary aptitude for draftsmanship. He later attended the London Royal College of Art, where he met fellow student R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007), who strongly influenced him and inspired Hockney to infuse the personally expressive into his works.

Hockney’s first works included common and commercial images, such as boxes of tea, which caused his early inclusion with the Pop Art movement. Hockney also favored a mix of literature and scandalous subject matter in his early work, including pieces on homosexuality inspired by Walt Whitman poems created in the Art Brut style of Jean Dubuffet. His mature work often draws on photographs, particularly after visiting California regularly in the 1960s, where he created naturalistic paintings with a flat, serene appearance, including his famous Swimming Pools series. He works in many mediums, including set design and photography. Hockney has held major retrospectives at the Royal College of Art in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He currently lives and works in California.

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David Hockney, Beautiful and White Flowers (from Fourteen Poems by C.F. Cavafy)


David Hockney
Beautiful and White Flowers (from Fourteen Poems by C.F. Cavafy)

Mary Ryan Gallery
David Hockney, Sun


David Hockney

Mary Ryan Gallery
David Hockney, Snow


David Hockney
Mary Ryan Gallery
David Hockney, Wind


David Hockney
Mary Ryan Gallery
David Hockney, Lightning


David Hockney
Mary Ryan Gallery
David Hockney, Mist


David Hockney
Mary Ryan Gallery
David Hockney, Rain


David Hockney
Mary Ryan Gallery
David Hockney, Mark, Beppu, Suginoi Hotel


David Hockney
Mark, Beppu, Suginoi Hotel

Susan Sheehan Gallery
David Hockney, Portrait of Henry Geldzahler


David Hockney
Portrait of Henry Geldzahler

Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art
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David Hockney, Figure by a curtain


David Hockney
Figure by a curtain, 1964
color lithograph w/ screenprint additions


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David Hockney, One Night, from: Fourteen Poems by C.F. Cavafy


David Hockney
One Night, from: Fourteen Poems by C.F. Cavafy, 1966
etching and aquatint


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David Hockney, My Mother with a Parrot


David Hockney
My Mother with a Parrot, 1973-1974
color etching and aquatint


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1937   Born in Bradford, UK
1953 - 1957   Bradford College of Art, Bradford, UK
1957 - 1959   Worked in hospitals as a conscientious objector to fulfil the requirements of national service
1959 - 1962   Royal College of Art, London, UK
1962   Recipient, Royal College of Art gold medal for painting
1964   Instructor, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IW
1965   Instructor, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1967   Recipient, first prize at the John Moores exhibition
1969   Visiting Professor at the Kunsthochschule, Hamburg, Germany
1997   Recipient, Companion of Honour Award, London, UK
2003   Recipient, Lorenzo de Medici Lifetime Career Award, Florence, Italy
2004   Recipient, The Rosa d’Oro Award, Sicily, Italy
  Lives and works in Bridlington, England and Los Angeles, CA
2013   25 TREES AND OTHER PICTURES BY DAVID HOCKNEY Salts Mill Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK
2012   DAVID HOCKNEY'S FRESH FLOWERS: DRAWINGS ON THE iPHONE AND iPAD Royal Ontario Museum Toronto, Canada 8 October, 2011 - 1 January, 2012
2011   Me Draw on iPad LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Humlebaek, Denmark 8 April - 28 August, 2011
2010   Intimacy! Baden in der Kunst, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany
2009   David Hockney: Prints of Celia & Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts, Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Summer in the City, Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968, Kunsthaus, Zürich, Switzerland
Accrochage, Galerie Boisserée, J. & W. Boisserée GmbH, Cologne, Germany
Artists from the 60s, The Mayor Gallery, London, UK
2008   Time & Place: Los Angeles, 1958-1968, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Face a face, Krethlow (former Kabinett Bern), Bern, Switzerland
2007   David Hockney: The East Yorkshire Landscape, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, CA (solo)
Day and Night, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
100 x Kunst, Galleri Profilen, Aarhus, Denmark
When Art Worlds Collide: The 60’s, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
FACES, Cook Fine Art, New York, NY
2006   David Hockney: Graphics and Drawings, The Andipa Gallery, London, UK (solo)
David Hockney 'Portraits', The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Spring Paper 8, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
2004   David Hockney, An Intimate Eye, Richard Gray Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2003   Paper Invitational VI, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
2001   Kasmin's Sixties, Kasmin Gallery, London, UK
2000   Encounters: New Art from Old, National Gallery, London, UK
David Hockney - A Print Retrospective, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1999   Recent Etchings, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1997   Flowers, Faces and Spaces, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UK
1996   Drawing Retrospective, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1995   Drawing Retrospective, Hamburg, Germany (traveled to Royal Academy of Art, London, UK; Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1989   Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1988   David Hockney: A Retrospective, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (traveled to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Tate Gallery, London, UK) (solo)
1983   Hockney Paints the Stage, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL
1981   Knoedler/Kasmin Gallery, London, UK
1978   L.A. Louver Galler, Venice, CA
Travels with Pen, Pencil and Ink, extensive tree-year tour of USA and Canada
1976   Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1973 - 1975   Retrospective, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
1970   Retrospective, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (traveled to Hanover, Rotterdam and Belgrade)
1968   The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1965   Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kasmin Gallery, London, UK
Palais de Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
1964   Alan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1963   Kasmin Gallery, London, UK (solo)
  Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
  Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
  Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
  The British Museum, London, UK
  Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain
  Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK
  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
  Royal Academy of Arts Collection, London, UK
  The Royal Collection, London, UK
1995    Luckhard U and P. Melia. David Hockney:and A Drawing Retrospective. London, UK: RA, 1995 (catalogue)
1994    Hockney in California. Tokyo, Japan: Takashimaya Gal., 1994 (catalogue)
1988    Webb, Peter, Portrait of David Hockney. Boston, MA: Dutton, 1988
David Hockney: A Retrospective. Los Angeles, CA: ed. M. Tuchman and S. Barron, 1988 (catalogue)
1983    Hockney Paints the Stage. New York: M. Friedman, ed., 1983
1981    Livingstone, Marco. David Hockney. Austin, TX : Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1981
1979    David Hockney Prints, 1954–77. Nottingham, UK: Scottish Arts Council; Midland Group, 1979 (catalogue)
1978    Travels with Pen, Pencil and Ink. London, UK, 1978
1970    David Hockney: Paintings, Prints and Drawings, 1960–70. London, UK: Whitechapel A.G, 1970 (catalogue)