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Birth Date: 9 July 1937
Birth Place: Bradford
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Awards: | Praemium Imperiale | | California Hall of Fame | | John Moores Painting Prize | | Q641545 | | Companion of Honour | | Q1354050 |
Birth date: 9 July 1937
Birth place: Bradford
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All languages: | English |
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Order of Merit
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Member of: Royal Academy of Arts
Ethnic groups: | British people |
Movements: | hyperrealism | | contemporary art | | pop art | | Nouveau réalisme |
Participant in: | 4. documenta | | documenta 6 |
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Family name: | Hockney |
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Education: | Royal College of Art | | Chelsea College of Art and Design | | Bradford Grammar School | | Bradford College |
Student: | Frank Lisle |
Influenced by: | Pablo Picasso | | Francis Bacon |
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Website: | http://www.hockney.com |
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Floruit: | 2015 |
Genres: - graphics - - photography - - landscape art - - portrait painting - - genre painting - - digital art -
Work locations: | London | | Los Angeles | | Paris | | Hamburg | | Bridlington | | Rumesnil |
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Occupation: | painter | | printmaker | | photographer | | scenographer | | drawer | | illustrator | | lithographer | | graphic artist | | sculptor | | collagist | | draftsperson |
Employer: | University of California, Los Angeles | | University for the Creative Arts | | University of Colorado Boulder | | University of Iowa |
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David Hockney Biography and Interesting Facts

David Hockney (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.Hockney has owned residences and studios in Bridlington, and London, as well as two residences in California, where he has lived intermittently since 1964: one in the Hollywood Hills, one in Malibu, and an office and archives on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California.On 15 November 2018, Hockney's 1972 work Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) sold at Christie's auction house in New York City for $90 million (£70 million), becoming the most expensive artwork by a living artist sold at auction. This broke the previous record, set by the 2013 sale of Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog (Orange) for $58.4 million. Hockney held this record until 15 May 2019 when Koons reclaimed the honour selling his Rabbit for more than $91 million at Christie's in New York.


David Hockney was born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, to Laura and Kenneth Hockney (a conscientious objector in the Second World War), the fourth of five children. He was educated at Wellington Primary School, Bradford Grammar School, Bradford College of Art (where his teachers included Frank Lisle and his fellow students included Derek Boshier, Pauline Boty, Norman Stevens, David Oxtoby and John Loker) and the Royal College of Art in London, where he met R. B. Kitaj. While there, Hockney said he felt at home and took pride in his work. At the Royal College of Art, Hockney featured in the exhibition Young Contemporaries – alongside Peter Blake – that announced the arrival of British Pop art. He was associated with the movement, but his early works display expressionist elements, similar to some works by Francis Bacon. When the RCA said it would not let him graduate if he did not complete an assignment of a life drawing of a live model in 1962, Hockney painted Life Painting for a Diploma in protest. He had refused to write an essay required for the final examination, saying he should be assessed solely on his artworks. Recognizing his talent and growing reputation, the RCA changed its regulations and awarded the diploma. After leaving the RCA, he taught at Maidstone College of Art for a short time. He taught at the University of Iowa in 1964. Hockney also taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1965. Then taught at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1966-1967, followed by the University of California, Berkeley in 1967.Hockney moved to Los Angeles in 1964, where he was inspired to make a series of paintings of swimming pools in the comparatively new acrylic medium using vibrant colours. The artist lived back and forth among Los Angeles, London, and Paris in the late 1960s to 1970s. In 1974 he began a decade-long personal relationship with Gregory Evans who moved with him t ... Read full biography