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David Hockney: The Old Master of the Modern World Douglas Skeggs Wednesday 09 October 2019

From the early sixties, when he left the Royal College of Art more famous than his teachers, Hockney's paintings have shown a charm and humour that sets them apart from others of his generation. A naturally gifted draftsman, his love of ingenious visual devices has led him to experiment with a whole range of techniques, from stage design to coloured paper making. From the early abstract expressionist images, through his famous Californian scenes of swimming pools to the photo-montages of the mid eighties, this lecture follows the career of an artist whose wit and imagination has never faltered.  

 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Douglas Skeggs read Fine Art at Magdalene College,Cambridge and has lectured on paintings to universities, colleges and art societies since 1980. He was the director of ‘The New Academy of Art Studies’ for three years and is presently a regular  lecturer at ‘The Study Centre’,  on Christie’s course ‘The History of Art Studies’ and other London courses. He has also lectured abroad and taken numerous tours around Europe.  He has written and presented various TV documentaries, exhibited his own paintings and published five novels.