Contemporary Art Holdings

Wetpaint Gallery

David Hockney exhibition

David Hockney is arguably the best known painter of his generation, having gained international success from his mid-twenties. Throughout his long and distinguished career he has enjoyed printmaking and we are delighted to be able to offer for sale the Grimm's Fairy Tales etchings and other sought after prints.

Six Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm, 1969
by Peter Webb (27 Jun 2003)

David Hockney had always loved Grimm's Fairy Tales and had read all 220 of them. He also admired earlier illustrations to them by Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac. In 1969 he decided to make his own images. He especially enjoyed the elements of magic in the tales, and his images focus on his imaginative response to the descriptions in the text rather than attempting to concentrate on the most important events in the narrative. They are therefore more than simply illustrations: they stand on their own as images, independent of the stories.

DAVID HOCKNEY - Biographical Notes
David Hockney was born in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1937 and attended Bradford School of Art (1953-7) and Royal College of Art (1959-62), where he was awarded a Gold Medal and the Guinness Award for Etching.

Hockney spent time working in London, Paris and California, before finally settling in Los Angeles in 1977, where the light had a marked influence on his life. He held various teaching appointments at the universities of Iowa, Colorado and California, and was Slade Professor of Fine Art , Cambridge
University, 1990.

David Hockney won painting prizes at the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition, 1961 and 1967, to which he added major awards in Paris, Craców, Stuttgart and New York, for graphics and photography.

David Hockney's work is held by the Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Arts Council, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and elsewhere. He has had a continuous stream of one-man shows around the world. David Hockney was elected RA in 1991 and was made Companion of
Honour in 1997.


Black Cat Leaping
Etching, Aquatint

Wooded Landscape
Etching, Aquatint

Small Dogs (landscape)

Etching, Aquatint

Small Dogs (vertical)
Etching, Aquatint