David Hockney

By David Hockney (illustrator), Sarah Howgate,

Book cover of David Hockney: Drawing from Life

Book description

This book, which accompanies the first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney's drawings inover 20 years,will explore Hockney as a draughtsman from the 1950s to now, with a focus on himself, his family and friends. From Ingres to the iPad -this book demonstrates the artist's ingenuity in portrait drawing with…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked David Hockney as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is a purely visual book of portraits by David Hockney from the beginning of his career until he is nearly 80. It’s full of different styles of drawing and painting and, for that reason, is the kind of book that stimulates visual ideas and makes me want to go straight to the drawing board. In other words, it really gets us thinking in some new ways about how we interpret the world around us in drawing and painting. It’s a good reminder of the pleasures of looking and making.

From Cat's list on art and creativity.

Want books like David Hockney?

Our community of 11,000+ authors has personally recommended 12 books like David Hockney.

Browse books like David Hockney

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in France, art, and gay men?

11,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about France, art, and gay men.

France Explore 902 books about France
Art Explore 885 books about art
Gay Men Explore 124 books about gay men