Born in Bradford in 1937 David Hockney was A pioneer of the British Pop Art movement in the early 1960s. David was the fourth of five children born to Laura and Kenneth Hockney.
DAVID Hockney's childhood home was on Hutton Terrace in Eccleshill . He had three brothers and a one sister. Hockney’s elder brother, Paul, would go on to become the city’s Lord Mayor.
He lived there from the age of four until the 1950s when he went to Art College in London.
David Hockney attended Hutton school on Victoria Road Eccleshill Bradford West Yorkshire. His favourite subject was art and he knew from a young age that he wanted to be an artist when he grew up.
You would often see him pushing a pram around the city in which he carried all his heavy painting equipment around.
As a young man, Hockney was a conscientious objector – meaning he refused to complete his National Service in the army. He spent two years as an orderly at St Luke’s Hospital in Bradford instead.
After school he went to Bradford collage. The Bradford artist joined Bradford College when it was known as Bradford Regional Art School in 1953, graduating with honours in 1957.
He later moved to London to attend the Royal College of Art (RCA) where he established himself as major British Pop artists in the 1960s).
After visiting America at the age of 24 he decided to move there and still lives i Los Angeles.
If you are travelling to Bradford you can see some of David Hockney paintings at Cartwirght Hall and Salts Mill.