Why Famous: David Hockney is an important 20th century artist. Hockney came to prominence in the 1960s as a pop artist and is known for his colorful and bold paintings. Hockney is also famous for his portraits.
Hockey has for many years worked both in California and in the UK and the landscapes and color of both places are reflected in his work. In 2017 Hockey was the subject of a major comprehensive retrospective at Britain's Tate Gallery.
- 2018-11-15 David Hockney's "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" sells for $90.3 million in New York, record for a living artist