David Hockney gets a permanent exhibition at museum Cartwright Hall
Two days before his 80th birthday, Two days before his 80th birthday, the Cartwright Hall museum in the hometown of the British painter David Hockney will open a permanent gallery for his work. Cartwright Hall has the largest public collection of works by the artist from his early period.
Hockney was born in Bradford in 1937 and studied at the Academy until his 20th. During the second part of the 20th century he became on of the best known British contemporary artists. He is one of the best known representatives of the pop art. His work had a big influence on the figurative realism of the Sixties.
Hockney's museum wing opens on July 7 in during a celebration for his 80th birthday. The gallery will exhibit from the complete oeuvre of Hockney: sketches, famous paintings and his most recent iPad drawings.