David Hockney

1937 - Today

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David Hockney, (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.Hockney has owned a residence and studio in Bridlington and London, as well as two residences in California, where he has lived intermittently since 1964: one in the Hollywood Hills, one in Malibu, and an office and archives on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California.On 15 November 2018, Hockney's 1972 work Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) sold at Christie's auction house in New York City for $90 million (£70 million), becoming the most expensive artwork by a living artist sold at auction. This broke the previous record, set by the 2013 sale of Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog (Orange) for $58.4 million. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Hockney has received more than 3,029,742 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). David Hockney is the 22nd most popular artist (up from 24th in 2019), the 574th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 609th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Artist.

David Hockney is most famous for his paintings of landscapes and portraits. He is also well known for his work in photography.

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Among artists, David Hockney ranks 22 out of 77Before him are Luca Signorelli, Anders Zorn, Käthe Kollwitz, Marina Abramović, Kurt Schwitters, and Banksy. After him are Josef Albers, Adolph Menzel, Keith Haring, Émile Gallé, Ulay, and Akira Yoshizawa.

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Among people born in 1937, David Hockney ranks 37Before him are Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Colleen McCullough, Gordon Banks, Juvénal Habyarimana, John Horton Conway, and Robert Coleman Richardson. After him are Richard Møller Nielsen, Gennady Yanayev, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Thomas Pynchon, Colin Powell, and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, David Hockney ranks 574 out of 6,924Before him are Robbie Coltrane (1950), David Brewster (1781), Diana Rigg (1938), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), Edmund Cartwright (1743), and William Stanley Jevons (1835). After him are Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), George Martin (1926), Nick Mason (1944), Muriel Spark (1918), Brian Epstein (1934), and Denis Law (1940).

Among ARTISTS In United Kingdom

Among artists born in United Kingdom, David Hockney ranks 2Before him are Banksy (1970). After him are Edward Burne-Jones (1833), William Etty (1787), Damien Hirst (1965), Eric Gill (1882), and John Butler Yeats (1839).