British painter David Hockney, born 9 July 1937, was recognized by the British Royal Academy of Arts as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Hockney contributed significantly to both the founding and growth of the British pop art movement. Hockney has always kept his distance from ideologies and hierarchies, while adopting his father's anti-war stance.
During Hockney's education at Bradford College of Art, he learned and developed his characteristic oil painting style. And over time, oil painting would become his main choice for most of his life. He received a National Diploma in Design Examination and graduated from art school in 1958. The following year, Hockney enrolled at the Royal College of Art in London. At the Royal College of Art, he became friends with artist Peter Blake, who designed the Beatles' iconic album arm. Together they took part in an annual exhibition called "Young Contemporaries" sponsored by the British Society of Artists Galleries in 1960. The exhibition marked the beginning of Hockney's recognition in the art world.
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His first visit to the USA took place in 1961 while he was studying at the Royal College of Art. He paid his travel expenses by selling his paintings. He met other artists, especially Andy Warhol, in New York. Returning to Britain, Hockney graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1962. However, by refusing to take the school's final written exam, he said that he should only be judged on the work of art, sparking a debate in an art and its community. Eventually, the Royal College of Art recognized David Hockney's talent and awarded his diploma.
In the summer of 1964, Hockney was invited to teach at the University of Iowa. Although he had completed six paintings during his time there, he was not too enthusiastic about it. That same year, the first American painting exhibition was opened and every painting was sold. In late 1964 he returned to England to give a talk on gay images in art.
Hockney has become a cultural icon in the British and American art world. Filmmaker Jack Hazan released a biopic about Hockney in 1974.
David Hockney greatly expanded his experimental work in the 1980s. He started making photo collages, which he called "The Carpenter". Using a Polaroid camera and later 35mm commercial color prints, Hockney took thousands of photos on his travels and used them to create photo collages and montages. Hockney studied watercolor painting extensively in various countries. He used this to create watercolor landscapes of the Yorkshire countryside. His work of watercolor art influenced his later oil paintings.
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Hockney, who turned 84; David Hockney, who has produced countless more works such as The Third Love Picture (1960), Myself and My Heroes (1961), My Bonnie Lies on the Ocean (1962), Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Percy (1971), and Caribbean Tea Time (1987), is still a world leader. He paints and organizes exhibitions around the world.
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