Name: David Hockney
Date of Birth: July 9, 1937
Country of Origin: GB
David Hockney, OM, CH, RA (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.
Hockney has owned a home and studio in Bridlington and London, and two residences in California, where he has lived on and off since 1964: one in the Hollywood Hills, one in Malibu, and an office and archives on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California.
Hockney’s 1972 work Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) sold at auction and broke the world record for a living artist on 15 November 2018 when it sold for $90 million (£70 million) at Christie’s auction house New York City.
Photo (c) David Parry