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David Hockney

(1937-), Artist

Sitter in 48 portraits
Artist associated with 13 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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Richard Hamilton, by David Hockney - NPG 5279

Richard Hamilton

by David Hockney
etching and aquatint, 1971
NPG 5279

William Gaskill, by David Hockney - NPG 7027

William Gaskill

by David Hockney
pencil, 1972
NPG 7027

David Hockney, by David Hockney - NPG 6473

David Hockney

by David Hockney
charcoal, 1983
NPG 6473

Drue Heinz, by David Hockney - NPG 6674

Drue Heinz

by David Hockney
ink, 2002
NPG 6674

Drue Heinz, by David Hockney - NPG 6683

Drue Heinz

by David Hockney
ink and watercolour, 2004
NPG 6683

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Lucian Freud

by David Hockney
pen and ink, 2002
NPG 6638

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