Thursday, January 26, 2012

David Hockney: early shed life

With a big new show at the Royal Academy and various new books about his life and work soaring up the bestseller list, David Hockney is much in demand. But not so well known is the part that sheds played in his early life. Here is Jackie Wullschlager writing in the FT: "He won a grammar school scholarship, a place at Bradford College of Art, then moved in 1959 to the Royal College of Art. Initially shy and broke in London – he lived in a garden shed with no water, taking baths in a sink in the college studio – he was quickly noticed as a draughtsman of genius.”
Thanks to Victoria Summerley for the alert.
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