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Hockney at 80 – Britain’s Greatest Living Artist Mr John Iddon BA PGCE MA Tuesday 07 May 2019

David Hockney is probably Britain’s greatest living artist. His work has a life-enhancing joie de vivre and he is a restless enthusiast for new themes and media – theatre design, photography, and print-making as well as painting. This lecture will look at the artist’s journey from Bradford to Swinging 1960’s London and then to hedonistic California and back to Bridlington and his ambitious and extraordinary paintings of the Yorkshire Wolds in the 2012 Royal Academy Exhibition. The talk will also look at his art since 2012 and consider generally how, like his hero Picasso, his career has been marked by a restless seeking of challenge and experimentation.

John Iddon is a lecturer and Guide at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern. He ran an MA course in Heritage Interpretation at St Mary's University College. He has lectured freelance to numerous art societies, to the National Trust and the Peggy Guggenheim Gallery in Venice, and also lectures on art for cruises. In 2012, he wrote the new guidebook to the newly opened Strawberry Hill.