David Hockney is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer, who first gained recognition for his semi-abstract paintings on the theme of homosexual love before it was decriminalized in England in 1967. A key contributor to the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, Hockney is now widely considered to be one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

Hockney’s work is held in numerous public and private collections worldwide, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Portrait Gallery, London; Tate Britain; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; and many others. The artist currently lives and works in London.