About David Hockney
David Hockney is a popular painter. In addition to that, he is a printmaker, photographer, stage designer and draughtsman. All of these involvements have played a huge role in increasing the total size of David Hockney net worth, which has been estimated to reach 52.5 million dollars, as of right now. In the 1960s, David Hockney became an important contributor to the pop art movement, which made his name even more known. In fact, David Hockney is regarded as one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. David Hockney is living in Kensington, London, where he also has his art studio. In addition, he has two homes in California. In 2015, he sold his house in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire.
The painter was born in 1937 in Bradford, England. He was raised in a big family of five kids and he was the fourth of them. David Hockney was a student at Bradford College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London, where he already knew that he wanted to become an artist and this career eventually became the main source of increasing the overall sum of David Hockney net worth.
At the time when he was studying at the Royal College of Art, David Hockney’s paintings appeared in the exhibition called “Young Contemporaries”. In 1964, David Hockney moved to Los Angeles, California. In 1968, he came back to London. Then, in the period of 1973-1975, he was living in Paris.
David Hockney is openly gay. In fact, he shows his love for men in some of his art works, such as the collection called “We Two Boys Together Clinging”, released in 1961. In 1963, he released a painting, where he portrayed two men showering together, called “Domestic Scene, Los Angeles”. In 1966, David Hockney was teaching art classes at UCLA, where he met student Peter Schlesinger. He posed for David Hockney for some pictures and they were romantically involved for some time.
David Hockney has painted portraits, prints and stage designs for such institutions as the Royal Court Theater, La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, and Glyndebourne. In the 1980s, David Hockney became famous for his photo collages, which he called ‘joiners’. Some examples of these works include “Pearblossom Highway #2”, “My Mother, Bolton Abbey, 1982” and “Kasmin 1982”. These works have also added up to the total estimate of David Hockney net worth.
In 1976, the painter designed a portfolio called “The Blue Guitar: Etchings By David Hockney Who Was Inspired By Wallace Stevens Who Was Inspired By Pablo Picasso”. One year later, this work was published by Petersburg Press. David Hockney was chosen to create the cover and pages for the French edition of Vogue in 1985. In 2007, his name became known even more when his largest painting was shown in the Royal Academy’s largest gallery, the painting called “Bigger Trees Near Warter”. The size of it is 15 feet by 40 feet. In 2008, he donated the picture to the Tate Gallery in London.