Turner Prize 1985 artists: Howard Hodgkin

Howard Hodgkin was the winner of the 1985 Turner Prize. 

Howard Hodgkin
For Bernard Jacobson (1979)

English painter, printmaker and collector. His preference was for emotionally charged figurative groupings in which the figures appeared embedded in the matrix of the picture. The often manic humour helped place Hodgkin in the climate of Pop art, although he was not directly associated with the movement. Hodgkin was always concerned to make the picture an object, and from 1970 he worked not on canvas but on assertive wooden supports, such as drawing boards or door frames.