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Hodgkin studied at the Camberwell School of Art and then at the Bath Academy of Art, where he later taught. He received a knighthood in 1992.Moroccan Door was inspired by a trip Hodgkin made to Morocco in 1988. He said that the large scale and legibility of the work were also inspired by the enormous travel posters in the Paris Metro which he saw as a student in the late 1950s. The printed image has been augmented with hand-coloured marks, applied by a studio assistant.

August 2004