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.'