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David Hockney (1937-), Artist

Sitter in 47 portraits
Artist associated with 12 portraits
Artist, painter, printmaker, illustrator, stage designer, photographer and writer. Bradford-born Hockney studied at the Royal College of Art and became a leading figure in the Pop Art movement. His first retrospective exhibition was held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London in 1970. Hockney's recent practice has incorporated new technology, using iPad applications to create a series of still-lives and landscapes. In 2012 Hockney was the subject of an exhibition at the Royal Academy.

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P797(25)

David Hockney

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 16 April 1963
NPG P797(25)

6827

'Heads'

by Peter Gidal
16mm silent, black and white film, 1969
NPG 6827

P160

David Hockney

by John Hedgecoe
platinum print, 1971
NPG P160

P1331

David Hockney

by Dmitri Kasterine
modern bromide print from an original negative, 2009 (1974)
NPG P1331

P1183

David Hockney

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 5 July 1977
NPG P1183

P150(21)

David Hockney

by Arnold Newman
polaroid colour print, 1978
NPG P150(21)

P1001

David Hockney; Lucian Freud

by David Dawson
C-type colour print, 2003
NPG P1001

6819

David Hockney ('Self-Portrait with Charlie')

by David Hockney
oil on canvas, 2005
On display in Room 40 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6819

x14108

David Hockney

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on card mount, March 1965
NPG x14108

x40199

David Hockney

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, March 1965
NPG x40199

x76732

David Hockney

by Lord Snowdon
bromide fibre print, 1965
NPG x76732

x128489

'Swinging London' Group

by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield
archival inkjet print, February 1967
NPG x128489

x13726

David Hockney

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print, 1968
NPG x13726

x127780

David Hockney

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print on card mount, 29 May 1969
NPG x127780

x40200

David Hockney

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on card mount, 1969
NPG x40200

x18505

David Hockney

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 29 May 1969
NPG x18505

x195468

David Hockney

by Francis Goodman
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 9 February 1970
NPG x195468

x195469

David Hockney

by Francis Goodman
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 9 February 1970
NPG x195469

x195470

David Hockney

by Francis Goodman
contact sheet of twelve 2 1/4 inch square film negatives, 9 February 1970
NPG x195470

x195544

David Hockney

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 9 February 1970
NPG x195544

x195545

David Hockney

by Francis Goodman
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 9 February 1970
NPG x195545

x40201

David Hockney

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, circa 1970
NPG x40201

x24968

Unknown man; David Hockney; Patrick Procktor

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1970
NPG x24968

x126191

David Hockney

by Bob Collins
modern bromide print from original 35mm negative, 1972
NPG x126191

x138821

David Hockney

by Mayotte Magnus
modern bromide print from an original negative, 1972
NPG x138821

x34127

David Hockney

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 1972
NPG x34127

x34128

David Hockney

by Bob Collins
bromide fibre print, 1972
NPG x34128

x22211

David Hockney

by Carole Cutner
colour print, 1982
NPG x22211

x128739

David Hockney

by Jim McHugh
digital archival colour print, 1983
NPG x128739

x45574

David Hockney

by Steve Pyke
bromide fibre print, 1992
NPG x45574

x45575

David Hockney

by Steve Pyke
bromide fibre print, 1992
NPG x45575

6473

David Hockney

by David Hockney
charcoal, 1983
NPG 6473

x24969

Peter Crutch; Peter Phillips; David Hockney

by Geoff Reeve
bromide print on card mount, 1961
NPG x24969

x1458

David Hockney

by Johnny Dewe-Mathews
print, November 1972
NPG x1458

x16130

David Hockney

by Johnny Dewe-Mathews
bromide print, November 1972
NPG x16130

x4034

David Hockney

by Nicholas Elder
bromide print on cream card mount, August 1973
NPG x4034

x182322

David Hockney

by David Hedegcoe
vintage print, 1976
NPG x182322

x1468

David Hockney

by Bob Workman
bromide print, 1976
NPG x1468

x128885

David Hockney

by Michael Childers
C-type colour print, 1980
NPG x128885

x22432

David Hockney

by Bill Brandt
bromide print, 1980
NPG x22432

x128886

David Hockney; David Stoltz; Ian Falconer

by Michael Childers
C-type colour print, 1982
NPG x128886

x32980

David Hockney

by Heather Waddell
bromide fibre print, August 1985
NPG x32980

x32981

David Hockney

by Heather Waddell
bromide fibre print, August 1985
NPG x32981

x126032

David Hockney

by Ken Rosenthal
toned bromide print, 1988
NPG x126032