David Hockney

David Hockney was one of the most important British artists of the 20th century, a painter who was at the forefront of the country's Pop Art movement during the 1960s. He worked in many media across his lifetime ... Read more »
Born: 07/09/1937 in Bradford, York, GB

Filmography

Actor (13)

Hockney: A Life in Pictures 2016 (Movie)

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David Hockney IN THE NOW ( in 6 minutes ) 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Tim's Vermeer 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Who Gets to Call It Art? 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

David Hockney: Secret Knowledge 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Pablo Picasso: A Primitive Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

A Bigger Splash 1997 (Movie)

The Painter (Actor)

Shotgun Freeway: Drives Thru Lost L.A. 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Omnibus 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Tonite Let's All Make Love in London 1966 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Art Department (4)

Turandot From the San Francisco Opera 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Set Designer

The Magic Flute 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Set Designer

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Art Department

Insignificance 1985 (Movie)

artist(actress calendar) (Art Department)
Writer (1)

David Hockney: Secret Knowledge 2001 (Movie)

("Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters") (Book as Source Material)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

California Suite 1978 (Movie)

title art(paintings) (Titles)

Biography

David Hockney was one of the most important British artists of the 20th century, a painter who was at the forefront of the country's Pop Art movement during the 1960s. He worked in many media across his lifetime, encompassing landscapes, portraits and photomontages (which he referred to as 'joiners'). The style and mood of his work often varied as well. Perhaps his most widely acknowledged period, however, came in the late 1960s, when his years spent living in California resulted in works with a brightly colored but deliberately sterile feel, including a series of swimming pool paintings of which "A Bigger Splash" (1967) was the most famous. Born the fourth of five children in Bradford in the north of England, Hockney appeared in 1960's seminal Young Contemporaries exhibition while a student at the Royal College of Art, although his style at the time had as much in common at the time with the work of Francis Bacon as it did his fellow exhibitor and early Pop Artist Peter Blake. From the late 1970s on, Hockney moved into set and costume designs for highly renowned opera producers including Glyndebourne and the Metropolitan Opera in New York; some of these projects were also televised. He participated in several documentary films over his career, including Peter Whitehead's examination of the mid-'60s Swinging London set, "Tonite Let's All Make Love In London" (1967), the biographical "A Bigger Splash" (1973), which details Hockney's life during and after his breakup with long-time partner Peter Schlesinger, and Teller's examination of the nature of genius and obsession, "Tim's Vermeer" (2014).

EDUCATION

Royal College of Art

Milestones

2014

Appeared in the documentary film "Tim's Vermeer"

1978

Production and costume design on the filmed television version of Mozart's "The Magic Flute"

1968

Appeared in the short film "Love's Presentation"

Bonus Trivia

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Openly gay.

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Was at the forefront of the British Pop Art movement.

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Awarded the Order of Merit by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012.

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Received the First Annual Award of Achievement from the Archives of American Art in 1993.

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A founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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A pro-smoking campaigner.

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Has synesthesia.

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