13 Homemade Prints
1937 Bradford, Yorkshire UK
An important contributor to the Pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. In 1963 Hockney visited New York, making contact with Andy Warhol. A subsequent visit to California, where he lived for many years, inspired Hockney to make a series of paintings of swimming pools in Los Angeles, using the comparatively new acrylic medium and rendered his soon to be iconic highly realistic style using vibrant colours.
Although Hockney has worked in just about every media possible, I think these " Homemade Prints" which he calls them - are simply stated, direct and some of the most genuine works he has created. You can also see a strong matisse and picasso influence - eye likey
Hockney and Warhol - late 70's
Hockney, circa 1960's
Hockney 2011, during the press view of his forthcoming exhibition entitled 'David Hockney: A Bigger Picture' at the Royal Academy of Arts in central London. The exhitibition will run from January 21 to April 9, 2012.