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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 residences and studios 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's Balloon Dog (Orange) for $58.4 million. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Hockney has received more than 4,048,905 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. David Hockney is the 20th most popular artist (up from 22nd in 2019), the 513th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 573rd in 2019) and the 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 20 out of 78Before him are Theo van Doesburg, El Lissitzky, Käthe Kollwitz, Roy Lichtenstein, Luca Signorelli, and Anders Zorn. After him are Keith Haring, Adolph Menzel, Kurt Schwitters, Josef Albers, Banksy, and Émile Gallé.

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Among people born in 1937, David Hockney ranks 34Before him are Bruce McLaren, Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, Jared Diamond, Gennady Yanayev, Bill Cosby, and Alain Badiou. After him are Gordon Banks, Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Avram Hershko, Robert Lucas Jr., Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Colleen McCullough.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Hockney ranks 513 out of 7,765Before him are Annie Besant (1847), Erasmus Darwin (1731), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Thomas Cranmer (1489), John Dowland (1563), and Sid Vicious (1957). After him are Henry Hudson (1570), Nigel Mansell (1953), A. S. Neill (1883), James Bradley (1693), Maud of Wales (1869), and William Tyndale (1494).

Among ARTISTS In United Kingdom

Among artists born in United Kingdom, David Hockney ranks 1After him are Banksy (1970), Edward Burne-Jones (1833), Damien Hirst (1965), Eric Gill (1882), William Etty (1787), John Butler Yeats (1839), Rachel Whiteread (1963), and Grayson Perry (1960).