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One of Britain’s best-loved artists swapped Yorkshire for Los Angeles back in 1964, and has been painting its swimming pools, palm trees and shopping streets ever since (returning sporadically to render swathes of Yorkshire countryside and magnetic portraits in beguiling oils). The subject of regular retrospectives at London’s best galleries, Hockney has works in many of the world’s major collections thanks to the huge appeal of his paintings, iPad drawings and photography.
Did you know?
Hockney’s extraordinary talent was recognised early on: upon graduation in 1962, he was awarded the Royal Academy of Arts gold medal for his innovative works.
Country of Birth
Christie's New York, 'Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)', 2018
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US
Louisiana Museum of Art, Humlebaek, DK
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, US
KUNSTMUSEUM, Basel, CH
Hayward Gallery, Arts Council Collection, London, UK
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR
The British Museum, London, UK
David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 2016
David Hockney, Tate Britain, London, UK, 2017
David Hockney, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US, 2018
Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, NL, 2019