Artist profile

David Hockney

David Hockney was born in Bradford in 1937. He graduated from the Bradford School of Art in 1958 and studied at the Royal College of Art from 1959–62. Hockney was instrumental in the founding of the British Pop Art movement and has become one of the most celebrated artists of his generation. 

David Hockney is constantly exploring new technological possibilities in art. He has embraced the use of the iPad, film, polaroid and photoshop as a means to create works that stand alongside his works of more traditional methods such as painting and drawing.  Now in his eighties, Hockney’s investigations into how to depict more truly how we ‘see’ is unwavering.

Hockney has had solo exhibitions at musuems and galleries worldwide throughout his career.  More recently, a major retrospective of his work was shown at Tate Britain, London (2017); the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2018). The exhibition, 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life was organized by the Royal Academy, London (2016) and travelled to Ca’ Pesaro, Venice (2017), the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain (2017-8) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2018). Hockney’s solo exhibition David Hockney: Drawing from Lifewill be on view at the National Portrait Gallery, London from 27 February - 28 June 2020.

Selected exhibitions

2020
David Hockney: Drawing from Life, National Portrait Gallery, London
2018
iPhone and iPad drawings 2009-2012 and New Photographic Drawings, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2018
David Hockney, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2017
Digital Drawing, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2017
David Hockney Retrospective, Tate Britain, London and Centre Pompidou, Paris
2016
David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2016
The Yosemite Suite, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2016
82 Portraits and 1 Still Life, Royal Academy of Arts, London 'The Yosemite Suite' Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2015
The Arrival of Spring, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2015
David Hockney: Painting and Photography, Annely Juda Fine Art, London & L.A. Louver, Los Angeles, 'The Arrival of Spring', Salts Mill, West Yorkshire and Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2015
Painting and Photography, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2014
The Arrival of Spring, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2012
David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture, Royal Academy, London, Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2009
Drawing in a Printing Machine, Annely Juda Fine Art, London

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