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David Hockney

David Hockney

Paintings

Nationality: British

Birth Place: Bedford (Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom)

Biography:
David Hockney was born in Bradford, England in 1937 and became one of the most influential modern artists of the 20th century. He moved to the U.S. in the 1960s and was famous for his paintings of Southern California swimming pools.

In 1953, Hockney studied art at the Bradford College of Art. He later attended the Royal College of Art in London, where he began to study modern styles of painting such as abstract expressionism. While still a student, he was able to sell paintings and won several prizes.

Although raised in England, Hockney became enamored with Hollywood at a young age. This was partly due to his love of movies, which he frequently watched with his father. He moved to Los Angeles in 1966, where he began to paint the swimming pools that he became famous for. His early style was expressionistic, which is evident in paintings such as A Bigger Splash. Some of his later paintings were considered more realist in style, but Hockney actually developed a unique style of his own.

Hockney is an important figure in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, and his work appears in many modern art museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Gallery in London, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo and many others. In addition to paintings, Hockney also created collages made out of photographs. He called this style of collage a joiner. He was just as fond of photography as painting, so it was natural for him to combine these forms.

Hockney’s work continued to evolve, and he has always made use of the latest technology. His work has made use of devices ranging from laser printers to fax machines. More recently, he has created computer paintings using iPads and iPhones. Hockney was recently voted the most influential British artist of the 20th century.

 

David Hockney Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
David Hockney (b. 1937) Amaryllis in Vase, from Moving Focus, 1984 Lithograph in colors on TGL handmade paper, wit
David Hockney (b. 1937) Amaryllis in Vase, from Moving Focus, 1984 Lithograph in colors on TGL handmade paper, wit...
Lot 60063
Auction 5344
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
$75,000.00
DAVID HOCKNEY (British, b. 1937) Amaryllis in a Vase, 1984 Lithograph in colors 45-1/2 x 32-1/8 inches (115.6 x 81.5
DAVID HOCKNEY (British, b. 1937) Amaryllis in a Vase, 1984 Lithograph in colors 45-1/2 x 32-1/8 inches (115.6 x 81.5 ...
Lot 72092
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
$50,000.00
DAVID HOCKNEY (British, b. 1937) Sun, State I, 1973 Lithograph in colors 30-1/4 x 25-1/4 inches (76.8 x 64.1 cm) Ed
DAVID HOCKNEY (British, b. 1937) Sun, State I, 1973 Lithograph in colors 30-1/4 x 25-1/4 inches (76.8 x 64.1 cm) Ed....
Lot 70212
Auction 5197
Saturday, November 8, 2014
$50,000.00
David Hockney (b. 1937) Geography Book (Félicité's Only View From Abroad): Illustration for "A Simple...
David Hockney (b. 1937) Geography Book (Félicité's Only View From Abroad): Illustration for "A Simple Heart" of Gustave F...
Lot 14044
Auction 191825
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
$3,000.00
David Hockney (b. 1937) For John Constable, 1976 Etching on Crisbrook handmade paper 10-3/4 x 13-1/2 inches (27.3 x 3
David Hockney (b. 1937) For John Constable, 1976 Etching on Crisbrook handmade paper 10-3/4 x 13-1/2 inches (27.3 x 3...
Lot 14045
Auction 191825
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
$2,250.00

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ItemCurrent Bid or Price
David Hockney (b. 1937) Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let hair down, from Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers G
David Hockney (b. 1937) Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let hair down, from Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers G...
Lot 15132
Auction 191830
Thursday, July 26, 2018
$400.00

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