David Hockney
Title: Blue Hang Cliff
Medium: Lithograph. 1993

David Hockney comes from the British Pop Art movement of the early 1960s. He moved to California in 1963 and created what are now considered iconic images, depicting an idyllic, sun-drenched and colorful lifestyle.

David Hockney taught painting at UCLA in 1966.

Hockney is one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century and is known for his photo collage and paintings of Los Angeles swimming pools. His painting “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures”) sold in 2018 for more than $90 million — a world record price for a work by a living artist. In 2009, Hockney began exploring the creation of art using an iPhone and later an iPad, much to the delight of some and the chagrin of others. In 2020, during the pandemic, he published a book of 120 pieces of art he’d made using these digital tools. Themes include the passing of time, seasons and changing emotional states.