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David Hockney
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Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Born on 9th of July 1937

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Born 1937 - English artist.

Paintings attracted interest while studying at Royal College of Art. Associated with Pop Art Movement. Visit to USA inspired his series of etchings, The Rake’s Progress, in California began to develop his “swimming pool” paintings. Designed several operas and experimented with computer technology. Made RA in 1991.

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A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles - Richard Burton
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