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Artist Focus: David Hockney

Artist focus - David Hockney

WHAT IS HE FAMOUS FOR?

David Hockney is one of the most important painters of the 20th century. Hockney was one of the big artists involved in the pop art movement in the 1960s. Pop art was a style of art that was bright and full of colour. It was made by lots of young artists who felt that the art they saw in galleries was a little bit boring.

WHAT DOES HE LIKE TO PAINT?

Hockney lives in London, but spends a lot of time in California, USA. Because California and the UK are very different places, his work varies. California is sunny, whereas in England the weather changes all the time. So, when painting in England, Hockney likes to paint landscapes to show different seasons. When in California, his paintings are colourful and bold. He likes to paint swimming pools and palm trees.

How do you feel about Hockney’s work? Why not try picking up a paintbrush or iPad and start painting like Hockney? You could start with bold colours and paint your garden or local park.


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