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Howard Hodgkin (1932-), Painter

(Gordon) Howard Eliot Hodgkin

Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Born in London, Hodgkin studied at Camberwell School of Art and the Bath Academy of Art (1949-54) and had his first solo show in London in 1962. He won the Turner Prize in 1985 and was knighted in 1992. Best known for his brilliantly-coloured abstract and semi-abstract works of which the frame is often an integral part of the composition; also a maker of prints, some of which reflect his interest in Indian art. 'My studio is of necessity a very isolated building…All four walls are covered with screens of different sizes, mostly even dirtier depending on their age. Each one conceals a painting…which enables me to look at one picture at a time.'

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(John) Peter Warren Cochrane

by (Gordon) Howard Eliot Hodgkin
oil on canvas, 1962
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6888