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David Hockney

(1937-), Artist

Sitter in 47 portraits
Artist associated with 13 portraits
Hockney studied at the Bradford School of Art (1953-1957) and the Royal College of Art (1959-62) with R.B. Kitaj, Allen Jones and Derek Boshier. Graduating with a gold medal, he became a leading figure in the Pop Art movement. His first retrospective was at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1970. He has worked as a painter, printmaker, illustrator, stage designer, photographer and writer. Hockney Paints the Stage was the first comprehensive study of his theatre work. In 1999 he began hundreds of portrait drawings using camera lucida, publishing his research on the subject in 2001. More recently Hockney has used iPad apps to draw a series of still-lives and landscapes, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 2012.

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Richard Hamilton, by David Hockney - NPG 5279

Richard Hamilton

by David Hockney
etching and aquatint, 1971
NPG 5279

David Hockney ('Self-Portrait with Charlie'), by David Hockney - NPG 6819

David Hockney ('Self-Portrait with Charlie')

by David Hockney
oil on canvas, 2005
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6819

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies; Sir Harrison Birtwistle

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

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

William Gaskill

by David Hockney
NPG 7027

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

David Hockney

by David Hockney
charcoal, 1983
On display at Tate Britain, London
NPG 6473

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Lucian Freud

by David Hockney
pen and ink, 2002
NPG 6638

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Drue Heinz

by David Hockney
ink, 2002
NPG 6674

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Drue Heinz

by David Hockney
ink and watercolour, 2004
NPG 6683

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Richard Neville; Jim Anderson; Felix Dennis

after David Hockney
offset lithograph, 1971
NPG D1212

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

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

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


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