David Hockney, The Dancers V, 27 August - 4 September, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 72" (121.9 cm x 182.9 cm) © 2019 David Hockney

David Hockney



b. 1937, Bradford, England


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David Hockney has produced some of the most vividly recognizable images of this century.

His ambitious pursuits stretch across a vast range of media, from photographic collages to full-scale opera stagings and from fax drawings to an intensive art historical study of the optical devices of Old Masters. David Hockney received the gold medal for his year at London’s Royal College of Art in 1962. The artist had his first one-man show in 1963 at the age of 26, and by 1970 the first of several major retrospectives was organized at Whitechapel Gallery, London, which subsequently traveled to three additional European institutions. Hockney has received a vast number of accolades throughout his career, including nine honorary degrees from institutions worldwide.

Most artists, good artists, trust their intuition. I trust mine. Sometimes it leads you to make mistakes, but that hardly matters…There is no such thing as failure, you just learn from it and go on. That’s the way I see it.

David Hockney


David Hockney, In the Studio, December 2017, 2017, photographic drawing printed on 7 sheets of paper, mounted on 7 sheets of Dibond, sheet size: 109-1/2" x 42-3/4", each 9' 1-1/2" × 24' 11-1/4" (278.1 cm × 760.1 cm), overall installation dimensions © 2019 David Hockney


David Hockney, Self Portrait II, 14 March 2012, 2012, iPad drawing printed on paper, 37" × 28" (94 cm × 71.1 cm), Edition of 25 © 2019 David Hockney


David Hockney, Oranges, 2011, iPad drawing printed on paper, 37" × 28" (94 cm × 71.1 cm), Edition of 25 © 2019 David Hockney