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.

Timeline

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

Exhibitions

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)