Howard Hodgkin  (British, 1932) 

Howard Hodgkin (British, b.1932) is best known for his vibrantly colored paintings that chronicle his personal experiences, while incorporating the frame into the actual work. Born in London, Hodgkin attended the Camberwell School of Art and the Bath Academy of Art, later teaching at the Bath Academy and at the Chelsea School of Art. His early works from the 1950s and 1960s include stylized figural scenes and landscapes, depicting specific emotional experiences and significant personal interactions using his unique visual vocabulary. In later works, he further obscured his paintings into fully abstracted compositions, covering both the canvas and the surrounding frame in rich applications of paint, questioning the boundaries of the art object. Hailed as a master colorist, Hodgkin’s recent work has become increasingly expressive, with broad, active brushstrokes. Hodgkin’s interest in texture has also led him to create many etchings and prints, often handcolored. He has exhibited his work at the Venice Biennale, the Tate Britain in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford. In 1985, Hodgkin was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize, and was knighted in 1992. He currently lives and works in London.

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Howard Hodgkin, Mango


Howard Hodgkin

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Howard Hodgkin, All alone in the Museum of Modern Art


Howard Hodgkin
All alone in the Museum of Modern Art

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Howard Hodgkin, Thinking Aloud in the Museum of Modern Art


Howard Hodgkin
Thinking Aloud in the Museum of Modern Art

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Howard Hodgkin, Interior (Night)


Howard Hodgkin
Interior (Night)

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Howard Hodgkin, Mourning


Howard Hodgkin

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Howard Hodgkin, Bleeding


Howard Hodgkin

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Howard Hodgkin, Souvenir


Howard Hodgkin

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Howard Hodgkin, David’s Pool at Night


Howard Hodgkin
David’s Pool at Night

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Howard Hodgkin, Artist and Model (in green and yellow)


Howard Hodgkin
Artist and Model (in green and yellow)

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Howard Hodgkin, Red Print


Howard Hodgkin
Red Print, 1994
color carborundum w/ handcoloring


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Howard Hodgkin, Sea


Howard Hodgkin
Sea, 2002-2003
color sugar lift-ground etching and aquatint w/ handcoloring


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Howard Hodgkin, Night Palm


Howard Hodgkin
Night Palm, 1990-1991
color intaglio print w/ carborundum w/ handcoloring


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1932   Born 6 August, London, England
1940 - 1943   Lived in the United States
1949 - 1950   Studied at the Camberwell School of Art, London
1950 - 1954   Studied at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham (under Clifford Ellis)
1955   Married Julia Lane, two sons
1954 - 1956   Taught at Charterhouse School, Surrey
1956 - 1966   Taught at Bath Academy, Corsham
1966 - 1972   Taught at Chelsea School of Art, London
1970 - 1976   Trustee of the Tate Gallery, London
1976/80   Awarded Second Prize at the John Moores exhibition
1976 - 1977   Artist-in-residence at Brasenose College, Oxford
1977   Appointed CBE (Commander of the British Empire)
1978 - 1985   Appointed Trustee of the National Gallery, London
1985   Awarded 1985 Turner Prize
1985   Winner of the Turner Prize
1988   Appointed Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford
1989   Appointed to The Committee, National Art Collections Fund
1992   Awarded Knighthood
1999   Appointed Honarary Fellow of the London Institute
2000   Appointed Honarary Doctorate of Letters, Oxford University
  Currently lives in London, UK
2013   Howard Hodgkin: Views - Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London (England)
2013   Tenth Anniversary Acquisitions - The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
2013   Howard Hodgkin - New Paintings - Gagosian Gallery, Rome
2012   Howard Hodgkin - Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2012   Howard Hodgkin - Alan Cristea Gallery, London (England)
2011   Howard Hodgkin: As Time Goes By - The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
2011   HOWARD HODGKIN - Gagosian Gallery , New York City, NY
2010   Howard Hodgkin - Time and Place - DE PONT - museum of contemporary art, Tilburg
2010   Howard Hodgkin: Prints from the Collection, 1987–2002 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
2010   Howard Hodgkin - The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford (England)
2009   Howard Hodgkin: As Time Goes By - Alan Cristea Gallery, London (England)
2008   Howard Hodgkin: Prints - Turnpike Gallery, Leigh
2008   Howard Hodgkin - Gagosian Gallery, London (England)
2007   Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbia
2006   Tate Britain, London, UK
2005   Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2005   Kunst Köln, white8, Villach
2003   Galerie Dagmar Aichholzer, Villach
2003   Print Retrospective, Alan Cristea Gallery, London - coincide with launch of Thames & Hudson print catalogue raisonné
2002   Pace Editions, New York, NY
2002   Galerie Lutz & Thalmann Dean Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
2002   The Galleries Show - Contemporary Art in London, Royal Academy, London, UK
2001   Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK
2001   Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK
2000   Anthony d'Offay, London, UK
2000   Encounters, National Gallery, London, UK
1998   Signature Pieces, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK
1996   Hayward Gallery London, UK
1995 - 1996   Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
1995 - 1996   Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
1995   Alan Cristea Gallery, London, TX
1995   Smith Andersen Gallery, California (graphics, curated by Carleen Keating)
1994   'Here and Now' Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
1993 - 1994   M. Knoedler and Co. Inc, New York, NY
1993   Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK
1993   The Sixties Art Scene in London, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
1992   British Figurative Painting, Israel Museum
1991   Karsten Schubert, London, UK
1991   Brooke Alexan der Editions, New York, NY
1991   Waddington Galleries, London, UK
1990 - 1991   Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
1990 - 1991   Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
1990   Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne
1990   Reynolds/Minor Gallery, Richmond, Virginia; Ganz Gallery, Cambridge; Lumley-Cazalet, London, UK
1989 - 1990   British Council exhibition toured to: Spain, Morocco and Greece
1989   The Joanne Chappell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989   Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington D.C.
1989   Gallery Ikeda-Bijutsu, Japan
1988   Waddington Galleries, London, UK
1988   M. Knoedler and Co., Inc., New York, NY
1987   Waddington Galleries, London, UK
1987   British Art in the 20th Century, Royal Academy, London, UK
1986   The Window in Twentieth-Century Art, Neuberger Museum, New York, NY
1986   Forty Years of Modern Art 1945-1985, Tate Gallery, London, UK
1986   Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, NY
1985   LA Louver Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985   Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
1985   Tate Gallery, London, UK
1985   Made in India, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1985   Whitechapel Art Gallery London, UK
1984 - 1985   Phillips Collection, Whitechapel Art Gallery and British Council exhibition toured to: British Pavilion; Venice Biennale; The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut; Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
1984   M. Knoedler and Co. Inc., New York, NY
1984   An International Survey of Recent Paintings & Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1984   Venice Biennale, Venica, Italy
1983   Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1982   Bernard Jacobson, London, UK
1982   Tate Gallery, London, UK
1982   Aspects of British Art Today, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, touring to Tochigi Perfectural Museum of Fine Art, Utsunomiya National Museum of Art, Osaka Fukuoka Art Museum Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
1981 - 1982   University of Queensland Art Museum and British Council exhibition toured throughout Australia
1981   M. Knoedler and Co. Inc., New York, NY
1981   Bernard Jacobson, Los Angeles, CA
1981   A New Spirit in Painting, Royal Academy, London, UK
1980   Bernard Jacobson, New York, NY
1979   The Artist's Eye, National Gallery, London, NY
1977 - 1979   Museum of Modern Art, Oxford exhibition toured throughout England
1978   Riverside Studios, London (graphics); British Council exhibition toured to India, Malaysia and Colombia
1977   'Hayward Annual', Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1977   British Artist of the Sixties from the collections of the Tate Gallery, Tate Gallery, London, UK
1976   Arts Council exhibition toured to Museum of Modern Art; Oxford Serpentine Gallery, London; Turpike Gallery, Leigh Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield
1976   Waddington/Kasmin Galleries, London, UK
1976   Tate Gallery, London, UK
1976   Museum of Modern Art Oxford
1975   Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
1974   Tokyo Biennale - First International Biennale Exhibition of Figurative Paintings in Toyko, Shibuya Tokyo Department Store, touring to Hanshin Department Store, Osaka, Japan
1973   Henry Moore to Gilbert and Geroge - Modern British Art from the Tate Gallery Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
1972   Waddington Galleries, London, UK
1971   Galerie Muller, Cologne
1970   Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
1970   Contemporary British Art The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, in collaboration with the British Council
1969   Kasmin Gallery, London, UK
1967   Arthur Tooth and Sons, London, UK
1967   Paris, Biennale, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
1966   Serpentine Gallery London, UK
1965   Pop Art, Nouveau Realisme, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
1964   Arthur Tooth & Sons London, UK
1963   British Printing in the Sixties, Tate Gallery and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (organized by Contemporary Art Society)