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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. His most recent work was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 2012.

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Richard Hamilton

by David Hockney
etching and aquatint, 1971
NPG 5279


Sir Peter Maxwell Davies; Sir Harrison Birtwistle

by David Hockney
pen and ink on paper, 1970
NPG 6515


David Hockney

by David Hockney
charcoal, 1983
NPG 6473


Lucian Freud

by David Hockney
pen and ink, 2002
NPG 6638


Drue Heinz

by David Hockney
ink, 2002
NPG 6674


Drue Heinz

by David Hockney
ink and watercolour, 2004
NPG 6683


Richard Neville; Jim Anderson; Felix Dennis

after David Hockney
offset lithograph, 1971
NPG D1212


Illustrated Menu from Langans Brasserie (Peter Langan; Michael Caine; Richard Shepherd)

after David Hockney
colour offset lithograph, 1981 or before
NPG D33979