David Hockney

David Hockney is a famous British-American painter who is often titled as Britain’s greatest living legend in the art industry. Hockney was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, 1937 and now lives in California. It was the era of the ‘Swinging 60’s’ in Los Angeles, California, when he created ‘A Bigger Splash’, one of his most celebrated works in Pop Art. This artwork portrays a splash in the swimming pool by a modern house in 60’s LA. He painted ‘A Bigger Splash’ based on a photograph.

His figurative painting style has been an important contribution to modern art. He was greatly obsessed with the Pablo Picasso’s Cubism…Whether it is a landscape or a portrait, cubism always had a profound impact on his paintings.

Hockney never shied from using technological instruments for his paintings. He often draws in iPhone and iPad and sends them to his friends and family…In terms of recognition, he refused the Knighthood in 1990. In terms of awards, in 1985, he was awarded the Infinity Award for his photography. He also accepted the Order of Merit in 2012. His painting, ‘Beverly Hills Housewife’ sold for $8 million in 2009. Hockney’s largest painting ‘Bigger Trees Near Warter’ (measured at 15 feet by 40 feet) can be found at Royal Academy, London’s largest gallery.

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