Life of David Hockney

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A compelling hybrid of novel and biography, ‘Life of David Hockney’ offers an accessible overview of the painter who shook the world of art with a vitality and freedom that neither heartbreak nor illness nor loss could corrode. Born in 1937 in Bradford, David Hockney had to fight to become an artist. After leaving for the Royal College of Art in London, his career flourished, but he continued to struggle with a sense of not belonging, because of his homosexuality, which had yet to be decriminalised, and his inclination for a figurative style of art not sufficiently ‘contemporary’ to be valued. Trips to New York and California – where he would live for many years and paint his iconic swimming pools – introduced him to new scenes and new loves, beginning a journey that would take him through the fraught years of the AIDS epidemic.

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With clear, vivid prose, this meticulouslyresearched novel draws an intimate, moving portrait of the most famous livingEnglish painter. Bornin Bradford in 1937, David Hockney had to fight to become an artist. Afterleaving home for the Royal College of Art in London his career flourished, buthe continued to struggle with a sense of not belonging, because of hishomosexuality, which had yet to be decriminalised, and because of hisinclination for a figurative style of art, not sufficiently “contemporary” tobe valued. Trips to New York and California-where he would live for many yearsand paint his iconic swimming pools-introduced him to new scenes and new loves,beginning a journey that would take him through the fraught years of the AIDSepidemic.

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Weight 0.198 kg
Dimensions 17.8 × 11.1 × 1.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

192

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

843.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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