Howard Hodgkin, b. 1932
Simple name : Person: artist
Collection : People
Reference number : 1996/5902
Fullname : Howard Hodgkin
Biography : Born in London, Howard Hodgkin studied first at Camberwell in 1949-1950 and then the Bath Academy of Art 1950-1954 under Clifford Ellis. He taught at Charterhouse School 1954-6 and then at Bath Academy of Art 1956-1966 and then for 6 years At Chelsea School of Art. Hodgkin's first exhibition was in 1962, but it was a decade later that he first received critical attention. In 1978 Hodgkin was made a Trustee of the National Gallery, and in 1981 his work was selected by the Royal Academy of Arts for an exhibition which was toured to a number of countries. This and other exhibitions gave Hodgkin an international reputation. In 1985 Hodgkin won the Turner Prize. Hodgkin was awarded a CBE in 1977 and knighted in 1992. He has designed stamps, ballet sets, book covers and the exterior of London's IMAX cinema. His work is held by many galleries including the Tate Gallery, V&A, Museum of Modern Art, New York and Southampton City Art Gallery.
Date of birth : 1932
Place of birth : London
Role : Artist
Education :
  • Camberwell School of Art : 1949-1950
  • Bath Academy of Art, Corsham : 1950-1954
Employment :
  • Designed poster for London Transport : 1991
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