Friday, August 31, 2007
David Hockney (1937-)
I think Picasso was, without doubt, the greatest portraitist of the 20th century, if not any other century.
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British painter, draughtsman, printmaker, photographer, and designer. After a brilliant prize-winning career as a student at the Royal College of Art, Hockney had achieved international success by the time he was in his mid-20s, and has since consolidated his position as by far the best-known British artist of his generation. His phenomenal success has been based not only on the flair, wit, and versatility of his work, but also on his colorful personality, which has made him a recognizable figure even to people not particularly interested in art: a film about him entitled A Bigger Splash (1974) enjoyed considerable popularity in the commercial cinema. [This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and uses material adapted in whole or in part from the Wikipedia article on David Hockney.]
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