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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).

More on Hockney: David Hockney: Drawing from Life

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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 ('The Student - Homage to Picasso'), by David Hockney - NPG 5280

David Hockney ('The Student - Homage to Picasso')

by David Hockney
etching, 1973
On display in Room 41 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5280

David Hockney, by David Hockney - NPG 6473

David Hockney

by David Hockney
charcoal, 1983
On display in Room 41 at the National Portrait Gallery
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

'Self-Portrait with Charlie' (David Hockney; Charles Dare Scheips), by David Hockney - NPG 6819

'Self-Portrait with Charlie' (David Hockney; Charles Dare Scheips)

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

Richard Neville; Jim Anderson; Felix Dennis, after David Hockney - NPG D1212

Richard Neville; Jim Anderson; Felix Dennis

after David Hockney
offset lithograph, 1971
NPG D1212

David Hockney, by David Hockney - NPG D48910

David Hockney

by David Hockney
colour offset lithograph, 1987
NPG D48910

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Lucian Freud

by David Hockney
pen and ink, 2002
NPG 6638


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