Spotlight on David Hockney with Hattie Bennett

Spotlight on David Hockney with Hattie Bennett


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David Hockney, born in Yorkshire in 1937 is regarded by many as the greatest living British artist. Recognized as one of the first British "Pop" artists, a style he developed whilst a student at the Royal College of Art in London, we will discuss his synthesis of American subjects with his own, very British style. 
In 1964 Hockney moved to Los Angeles inspired by dazzling images of sunshine, most particularly when reflected off a swimming pool. His portraits of his patrons and friends include the designers Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell capture (or set) the style of 1970s London. His later work abandons traditional artist techniques in favor of the camera, creating collages of landscapes and portraits. Most recently he has utilized the iPad, producing original images of landscapes. Hockney is also a prolific writer, with a keen interest in the creation of art by the old masters. He is now resident in Normandy, France where he documents the local landscape on his iPad, currently the subject of a sell-out show at the Royal Academy.
Led by an expert in Art History, Hattie Bennett, our conversation will overview the life and work of British artist (and Los Angeles resident) David Hockney. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travel plans, the participant will come away with an increased understanding of the development of Hockney's career, his themes, and the narrative timeline of his life.
This seminar is a part of an ongoing series featuring the world's greatest artists through the ages, for more on this series, please click here.
 Image rights and credits © David Hockney 

Hattie has a degree in History of Art and an MA in Historic Interiors, she has a life-long passion and fascination in Fine and Decorative Arts, particularly works produced in Europe from the 16th to 18th century. After working for the Royal Collection in the Print Room at Windsor Castle, she was a curator for a private collector of 17th and 18th century prints and drawings. Hattie has worked for London's foremost framer of important old master paintings during which time she sharpened her appreciation and understanding of the decorative arts and the changing tastes of collecting. Recently she has been dealing in prints and works of art as well as taking groups of all ages to museums and galleries.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Excellent introduction to painter David Hockney

I found this Context Conversation to new an excellent introduction to painter David Hockney. It spans his life from an English lad, to America, to Paris, to England and finally back to France. Along the way you learn about the artists which influenced his work and many of the people in his life. It makes me want to visit museums now holding his work. Highly recommended!

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Nancy (Winter Park, US)
Enlightening presentation

I thoroughly enjoyed this lecture and learned a great deal! It was a pleasure!

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Maureen Shaw (Chestnut Hill, US)
Delightful 90 minutes about David Hockney

I really enjoyed this class about David Hockney. It was well organized, we were exposed to all aspects of his career, and it left me wanting to know more.

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Based on 7 reviews
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Helen Nicholas (Oakland, US)

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C. (Chicago, US)
Excellent introduction to painter David Hockney

I found this Context Conversation to new an excellent introduction to painter David Hockney. It spans his life from an English lad, to America, to Paris, to England and finally back to France. Along the way you learn about the artists which influenced his work and many of the people in his life. It makes me want to visit museums now holding his work. Highly recommended!

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Nancy (Winter Park, US)
Enlightening presentation

I thoroughly enjoyed this lecture and learned a great deal! It was a pleasure!

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Maureen Shaw (Chestnut Hill, US)
Delightful 90 minutes about David Hockney

I really enjoyed this class about David Hockney. It was well organized, we were exposed to all aspects of his career, and it left me wanting to know more.