David Hockney

born 1937

David Hockney, 'A Bigger Splash' 1967
A Bigger Splash 1967
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Peter Blake, '‘The Meeting’ or ‘Have a Nice Day, Mr Hockney’' 1981–3
Peter Blake
‘The Meeting’ or ‘Have a Nice Day, Mr Hockney’ 1981–3
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David Hockney, OM, CH, RA (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. 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 a home and studio in Kensington, London and two residences in California, where he has lived on and off for over 30 years: one in Nichols Canyon, Los Angeles, and an office and archives on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. For many years he also kept a home in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, until this was sold in 2015.

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