The Briton David Hockney is considered one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Born in Northern England, Hockney spent many years in California, and had a significant share of the pop art, without however feeling you belong. Early Hockney felt connected with the art. His father, the accountant was painted in his spare time likes and fostered the talent of his son accordingly. In 1959 he enrolled then for the Royal College of art in London, where he studied with Ridley Scott, among others.
Later he moved then to Los Angeles, where he painted oil paintings of Californian swimming pools, had a considerably more realistic style than those times of colleges. These included still noticeably expressionist elements. In addition, his works reflected his homosexuality again. He made known already this in the 1960s, although it was still illegal at that time in the UK. Later, turned to Hockney of also photography and was thus quite successful.
Then, the result of his photography was the solution of Twenty photographic Pictures, which forms a collage in the form with more than 100 Polaroid images and strongly reminiscent of Cubist paintings. After Hockney, who is a self-confessed smoker and is critical of the smoking ban, turned back to the painting, which also never quite let go of him. His artistic work ranged so far that he was elected in 1991 in the Londerner Royal Academy of arts. In addition to these achievements within the art, “Hockney” documentation also strives to give contour to the people behind the artist.