(B. 1937, Bradford, England)
David Hockney has lived and worked in Southern California for the past four decades, continually experimenting with a wide range of mediums (from pencil to fax machine) and formats (including opera set design and the body of a BMW). An important member of the emerging British art scene in the 1950s, he quickly adapted his characteristic interests in fi gurative realism to the lifestyles that constitute living in Los Angeles.
1953–57 Bradford College of Art, Bradford, England.
First solo show:
1963 Kasmin Gallery, London.
First group show:
1960 RBA Galleries, London.
1996 Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; 2006 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, L.A.; 2007 Tate Britain, London.