David Hockney (b. 1937)
Born in 1937 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Hockney is regarded as one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. He has explored and excelled in many art forms including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and stage set design.
Living in Yorkshire now, he studied at Bradford School of Art and later the Royal College of Art, London, but his breakthrough formative years were spent in California from the 1970s, where he painted a series of pool scenes for which he is perhaps best known.
His output is prodigious, continually pushing boundaries and embracing new forms of media and expression. His work is held my many national and international galleries and private collections.