The Royal Academy of Arts in London will hold the first major exhibition of new landscape works by David Hockney in January next year.
David Hockney: A Bigger Picture will include large paintings created specially for the Royal Academy’s galleries and inspired by the East Yorkshire landscape in the north of England.
There will also be a display of Hockney’s iPad drawings and a series of new films shown on multiple screens and produced using 18 cameras. The exhibition covers 50 years of the artist’s work and shows his fascination with the depiction of landscape.
David Hockney was born in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1937. He attended Bradford School of Art before studying at the Royal College of Art from 1959 to 1962. He visited Los Angeles in the early 1960s and settled there soon after. He is closely associated with southern California and has produced a large body of work there over many decades. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1991.
The Royal Academy is open daily 10am–6pm (10pm Friday). David Hockney: A Bigger Picture runs from 21 January to 9 April 2012, admission £14, concessions £13, children 12–18 £4, children 8–11 £3, under-8s free.
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Tel: +44 844 209 0051 (to book tickets)