Born in Bradford in 1937, David Hockney attended the Bradford School of Art before entering the Royal College of Art, where he remained between 1959 and 1962. His classmates included Peter Blake and R. B. Kitaj. Hockney's celebrity came while he was still a student, when his work was included in the Young Contemporaries exhibition, which marked the rise of British pop art. He visited Los Angeles in the early 1960s and settled there soon after. He is often associated with Southern California and the many works he produced there over several decades. David Hockney was elected to the Royal Academy in 1991.
David Hockney. David Hockney: Flowers, Faces and Spaces, exh. cat. London: Annely Juda Gallery, 1997 (2 vol.)
David Hockney. That’s the Way I See It. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993.
David Hockney. The Secret Knowledge. Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters. London: Thames and Hudson, 2001.
Kay Heymer and Marco Livingstone. David Hockney’s Portraits and People. London: Thames and Hudson, 2003.
Lawrence Weschler. David Hockney: Cameraworks. London: Thames and Hudson, 1984.
David Hockney. A Bigger Picture, exh. cat. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2012.
David Hockney, exh. cat. Madrid: Fundación March, 1992.
Hockney fotógrafo, exh. cat. Barcelona: Fundación Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, 1985.