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David Hockney

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Net worth 2018: $55.5 Million
Industry: Photographers
Residence: Bradford
Country: British
BirthDay: 9 July 1937
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Education: Royal College of Art, Bradford College, England, Bradford Grammar School

David Hockney was bornon 9 July 1937 in Bradford, British, is Painter. David Hockney is one of the prominent painters of the contemporary world, who has revolutionized the style of painting called 'British Pop art'. Without merely sticking to landscapes or portraits, David explored his weird fascinations such as the swimming pools of Los Angeles and homosexuality. With such unconventional themes, his works were widely acclaimed and well-received by art patrons and critics alike. David Hockney even experimented with photography during the 1980's decade and introduced a new style of art called 'The Joiners'. The artist, who felt that photography using a wide lens, which was popular at that time, was quite boring, and merged pieces of Polaroid together to create unique pictures which narrated short stories. The artist's reputation also grabbed the attention of art schools, who invited the creative David to impart lessons on art to their students. The artist has also expressed his opinions on art through dozens of books like 'Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the lost techniques of the Old Masters' and Martha’s Vineyard and Other Places: My Third Sketchbook from the Summer of 1982'. Hockney has also been felicitated by various institutions for his contributions towards art, which includes an honor by the monarch 'Queen Elizabeth'. Quite a few exhibitions were organized as a mark of tribute to the artist's works, where many patrons of art got to witness his creativity. He continues to be an inspiration to many painters even today


$55.5 Million


Christopher Simon Sykes, who is a writer and photographer, has penned a book on the famous painter, titled 'David Hockney: A rake's Progress', published in the year 2012


David’s biggest painting and one of his best works came out in 2007


Hockney started frequently visiting Yorkshire and in the early 2005, he started creating paintings inspired by the environment in the city


Hockney’s mother passed away in the year 1999, the artist had even dedicated a painting to his mom, whom he loved dearly


Hockney created a few portraits in the 1990’s, which included that of ‘Jonathan Silver’, ‘Gregory Evans’, ‘Ken Wathey’ and ‘Mum’


During the period 1985-90, the artist produced other pieces of art like ‘Malibu House’, ‘Green and Blue Paint’, ‘Red and Black Fruit’, ‘Henry’ and ‘Used Chair’


Some of his well-known works during this period were ‘Pearblossom Highway #2’ and ‘Kasmin, 1982’


During the 1980’s, this artist moved from paintings to creating collages using photos


During the period 1975-80, Hockney created masterpieces such as ‘Celia Observing’, ‘The Buzzing of the blue guitar’ and ‘Portrait of Henry Geldzahler’


Hockney's life was the inspiration behind the 1974 movie 'The Bigger splash'


David Rose to the rank of an iconic artist during the 1970’s through his work


The artist’s love for Los Angeles made him relocate to the city during the year 1966


Hockney started teaching at the ‘University of Iowa’ in 1964, after being invited by the institution to impart lessons in art


He then relocated to Los Angeles in 1963, owing to his love for America and an undying obsession towards Hollywood


In 1962, the artist created a wonderful piece of art named ‘The Diploma’


David first shot to fame through the work titled ‘We Two Boys Together Clinging’, which was created in 1961


After completing his course at the ‘Bradford College of Art’, Hockney moved to the ‘Royal College of Art’ located in London in 1959 to pursue his further education


He then moved to the ‘Bradford College of Art’ in 1953 to study further


David was the fourth child born to Kenneth and Laura Hockney in Bradford, England on July 9th, 1937

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