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David Hockney

(1937-), Artist

Sitter in 49 portraits
Artist associated with 14 portraits
David Hockney is considered one of the most celebrated British contemporary artists. Hockney studied at the Bradford School of Art (1953-7) 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 Pop Art. His work embraces drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and stage design. His first retrospective was at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1970. In 1999 he began hundreds of portraits using camera lucida, on which he published research. In recent years, Hockney has divided his time between Los Angeles and London, and created work using the Brushes iPad app. Exhibitions of his portraits include David Hockney Portraits (National Portrait Gallery, 2006-7) and 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life (RA, 2016).

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David Hockney, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(25)

David Hockney

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

'Heads', by Peter Gidal - NPG 6827


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

David Hockney, by John Hedgecoe - NPG P160

David Hockney

by John Hedgecoe
platinum print, 1971
NPG P160

David Hockney, by Dmitri Kasterine - NPG P1331

David Hockney

by Dmitri Kasterine
modern bromide print from original negative, 2009, based on a work of 1974
NPG P1331

David Hockney, by Bern Schwartz - NPG P1183

David Hockney

by Bern Schwartz
dye transfer print, 5 July 1977
NPG P1183

David Hockney, by Arnold Newman - NPG P150(21)

David Hockney

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

David Hockney, by David Hockney - NPG 6473

David Hockney

by David Hockney
charcoal, 1983
NPG 6473

David Hockney; Lucian Freud, by David Dawson - NPG P1001

David Hockney; Lucian Freud

by David Dawson
C-type colour print, 2002
NPG P1001

Peter Crutch; Peter Phillips; David Hockney, by Geoff Reeve - NPG x24969

Peter Crutch; Peter Phillips; David Hockney

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

David Hockney, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14108

David Hockney

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

David Hockney, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40199

David Hockney

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, March 1965
NPG x40199

David Hockney, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x76732

David Hockney

by Lord Snowdon
bromide fibre print, 1965
NPG x76732

David Hockney, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG x13726

David Hockney

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, 1968
NPG x13726

David Hockney, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x127780

David Hockney

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 29 May 1969
NPG x127780

David Hockney, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x40200

David Hockney

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

David Hockney, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x18505

David Hockney

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 29 May 1969
NPG x18505

David Hockney, by Francis Goodman - NPG x195468

David Hockney

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


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