Artist Spotlight: David Hockney

Artist Spotlight: David Hockney

PopUp Painting’s artist of the week this week is the brilliant contemporary artist, David Hockney.

David Hockney, born in Bradford, is an English painter, printmaker, photographer and stage designer. Perhaps the most popular and versatile British artist of the 20th century.

Hockney moved to Los Angeles in 1966. The influence of LA’s vibrant colours and light is evident in some of his most well-known works such as A Bigger Splash.

Throughout his career, Hockney has experimented with painting, photography, mixed media and collage. In recent years he has explored the marriage of art and technology.

In a 2011 poll, Hockney was voted the most influential British artist of all time. He continues to paint and exhibit, and advocates for funding for the arts.

We will be featuring Hockney’s work all week on our FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Got a painting we missed? Send us a tweet or a comment and we’ll share it!

Feeling inspired by Hockney? Come and give some painting a go!


  1. […] over the next couple of months. We’ll be painting ‘The Arrival of Spring‘  by David Hockney across London over the next couple of months. And just like a pancake, after about twenty minutes […]

  2. […] Oldenburg, Andy Warhol; in Britain, Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Allen Jones, and Eduardo Paolozzi.  But it was Andy Warhol who really brought Pop Art to the […]

  3. […] David Hockney returns to the RA with a remarkable new body of work. Embracing portraiture, his subjects – all friends, family and acquaintances – include office staff, fellow artists, curators and gallerists such as John Baldessari and Larry Gagosian. Each work is the same size, showing his sitter in the same chair, against the same vivid blue background and all were painted in the same time frame of three days. The 82 portraits and 1 still life exhibition runs from 2nd July to 2nd October 2016. […]

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