David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. He is perhaps best known for his depictions of swimming pools, people, and landscapes around Los Angeles, as in his seminal work A Bigger Splash (1967). Hockney's oeuvre ranges from collaged photography and Pop Art posters, to Cubist-inspired abstractions and plein-air paintings of the English countryside. Also working with printmaking, set design, and iPad drawings, Hockney credits Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse for influencing his distinctive and varied style. Hockney attended the Royal College of Art and studied under Francis Bacon and Peter Blake. In 1963, the artist traveled to California for the first time and fell in love with the bright sunshine and easygoing lifestyle. Since that time, Hockney has altered living and working between Yorkshire, United Kingdom, and Los Angeles, CA.
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