A Rake’s Progress by David Hockney
14 July – 30 December 2017
David Hockney is one of the most successful and widely recognised British artists of his generation, with a career that now spans 6 decades.
A Rake’s Progress was made following David Hockney’s first trip to New York in 1961, a visit that marked a transformation in Hockney’s personal and professional life. Hockney’s prints revisit themes in English artist William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress, an eighteen-century moral tale presented in a series of 8 engravings.
A Rake’s Progress was Hockney’s first major group of etchings. Since then he has created more than 500 prints. Accomplished in drawing, Hockney developed a natural talent for depiction in line on etching plates. This series of 16 skillfully executed etching and aquatint prints draw on his experience as a visitor to New York in their narrative, featuring a semi-autobiographical character.
- Open Mon-Sat 10.30am -4/5pm; open on Sundays from 22 July until 16 September
- Admission: Adult £7 (without donation £6.35); Joint Gallery & Museum £9 (without donation £8.60); Friends, Patrons & Benefactors FREE; Young people up to the age of 16 and full-time students over 16 FREE; National Art Pass 50% Discount
- Location: Abbot Hall, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL
- For more information please call 015394 722464