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David Hockney

English painter, printmaker and photographer (born 1937) who lives and works in California

Hockney studied at Bradford School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He is described as perhaps the most popular and versatile British artist of the 20th century. He moved from England to California in 1963. It was there that his favourite swimming pool theme was developed. The challenge of showing reflections on water and glass fascinated Hockney. Stylistically, he borrowed from the conventions of comics and advertising illustration, using parallel and wriggly lines over strong, flat colours.
  • Gender
  • Relationship
    Artist/maker, Previous owner
  • Nationality
    British: English
  • Born
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Yorkshire: Bradford
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