november, 2023

thu02novsun21janDavid Hockney Drawing from Life

David Hockney Drawing from Life

Event Details

Explore the work of David Hockney over the last six decades through his intimate portraits at the National Portrait Gallery’s Drawing for Life.

When: November 2 to January 21, 2024

Where: National Portrait Gallery

Ticket price: £21.00 / £23.50. Free for Members and Patrons

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Photo credit: Harry Styles, 31st May 2022 by David Hockney. Acrylic on canvas. 1219.2 x 914.4 mm © David Hockney.

More information from organisers:

The Gallery’s autumn programme will see the return of the five-star exhibition, ‘David Hockney: Drawing from Life’, which was staged for just 20 days before the Gallery’s closure due to Covid in March 2020. 

The exhibition explores the artist’s work over the last six decades through his intimate portraits of five sitters: his mother, Celia Birtwell, Gregory Evans, Maurice Payne and the artist himself. His familiarity with the sitters enables him to work with a range of mediums and styles, from pencil, pen and ink and crayon, to photographic collage and the iPad.

The 2023 exhibition will also debut a selection of over thirty new portraits. Painted from life they depict friends and visitors to the artist’s Normandy studio between 2021 and 2022.

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