School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

David Hockney

Born: 1937, UK, England, Bradford

Painter, printmaker, designer and photographer. Studied at Bradford School of Art, 1953-57, after which he undertook hospital work in lieu of National Service, 1957-59. He then attended the Royal College of Art, 1959-62, where he studied alongside Allen Jones (b.1937) and Ron Kitaj (b.1932). Even as a student his work was sought after and he quickly became a leading figure of the British Pop Art movement. In 1963 he moved to Los Angeles where his subject matter included male nudes, suburban swimming pools and portraits. From 1975 he worked on stage designs for operatic productions and during the 1980s and 90s he painted colourful Californian landscapes and produced a series of photo montages. His recent work includes large scale portraits in watercolour

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Black Cat Leaping - The Boy Who Left Home to Learn Fear PR3010 Prints

Corpses on Fire PR3416 Prints

Franco-American Mail PR3409 Prints

In an Old Book PR3009 Prints

Inside the Castle PR3418 Prints

One Night PR878 Prints