About David Hockney
Known for his work in both landscapes and portraits, artists and art lovers worldwide call David Hockney one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. Living in both England and the U.S., Hockney has become known for his contemporary artwork depicting swimming pools, the most famous of which includes his work "A Bigger Spalsh". He also has done a wide range of portraits, mainly of friends, relatives, and various lovers. Openly gay, he explored his sexuality in some of his work. Later, he created what he calls joiners. Initially, these started out as photographic collages, one of the most recognised of these named "Pearblossom Highway #2". Due to the restrictive nature of photography, he switched back to paint, producing painted landscape scenes many feet wide and high. His largest painting of this type, "Bigger Trees Near Water", contains an immense 50 separate canvases and hangs in the Tate Gallery in London. His most current fascination involves painting still lifes and portraits using the iPhone and iPad application Brushes. He has also done work on set designs, mainly for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 1975, the Metropolitan Opera House in 1981, and a variety of other opera venues. Additionally, he has had a number of exhibitions since beginning in 1963 with his first one-man show, until one of his most recent stints when the Royal Academy presented his painting "A Bigger Picture" in early 2012 and has since moved it to Spain and Germany. You can find a multitude of David Hockney prints and posters online in a variety of different styles, ranging from his days of painting swimming pools and life in California to some of his more contemporary art dating from the British Pop movement of which he was a big part earlier in his career.