BRITISH, b. 1937
David Hockney is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. 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. Born in 1937, in Bradford, England. Hockney attended an art school in London before he moved to Los Angeles in the 1960s. While in Los Angeles, he created his famous paintings of the swimming pools in the area. Beginning in the 1970s, Hockey began to expand his skills by working in other forms of art, including photography, creating the photo collages that he referred to as joiners. To this day, he continues to both create and display his art, and he was also voted the most influential British artist of the 20th century.