David Hockney: Drawing from Life: Docent Tour
David Hockney: Drawing from Life: Docent Tour
Join Morgan Docents for an interactive virtual tour of the exhibition David Hockney: Drawing from Life. Participants will view highlights from the exhibition and explore Hockney’s fascinating and lifelong process of portrait-making on paper.
The Morgan Library & Museum online
April 09, 2021 | 12:30 pm
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About The Exhibition

David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most internationally respected and renowned artists alive today. This exhibition will be the first to focus on his portraits on paper and one of very few exhibitions to investigate his drawing practice. Featuring about 100 drawings, the exhibition will trace a trajectory from Hockney’s early works as a student, to his Ingres-like portraits of the 1970s, and his return to the sketchbooks in the early 2000s. The exhibition will be unique in exploring Hockney’s practice on paper through a small group of sitters he has depicted repeatedly over the years: his muse and confidante, the designer Celia Birtwell; his mother; his friend and curator Gregory Evans, master printer Maurice Payne; and the artist himself. Each of these individuals have been important to Hockney. Over time he has rendered them in different forms: pencil, pen and ink, etchings, photocollages, iphone and ipad drawings. In re-visiting these people over decades, Hockney gives us a unique insight into how his practice has evolved over time. 

Image: David Hockney, Self Portrait with Red Braces, 2003 / photo by Richard Schmidt