Portrait by David Hockney (b, 1937), an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer & photographer, who lives in London, England. 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.
Drawing From Life by David HockneySo who's in your pantheon of great masters of drawing? I asked him. "Ingres, Degas, and van Gogh. And Rembrandt," he said. And Picasso, I added. He concurred. "And Toulouse-Lautrec," he went on. I said, what about Egon Schiele? Better than Klimt, I said. "No, Klimt can be very good," Hockney said. "I saw a Klimt nude once, drawn with a green pencil and a red pencil, very soft. Amazing."