David Hockney was born in 1937 in Bradford. He graduated from the Bradford School of Art in 1957 and studied at the Royal College of Art from 1959-62. While there he became instrumental in founding the British Pop Art movement. Hockney settled in Los Angeles in 1978. He has become one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century
He has been the subject of countless solo exhibitions worldwide including a major touring retrospective held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Tate Gallery, London in 1988. To commemorate Hockney’s 80th Birthday, Tate Britain is holding a major retrospective of his work in 2017.