Blondes Have More Fun: The Colourful World Of David Hockney

Wednesday 6 April 2011

Frank Woodgate

Frank Woodgate is a guide and lecturer at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, lecturer at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, for the National Trust, the Art Fund and other organisations.

He is a Lecturer to NADFAS throughout Britain, and to related organisations in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and a Script-writer for the Living Paintings Trust, which brings art to the blind and partially-sighted.

David Hockney has become a British ‘national treasure’.  He is a fine draughtsman, but first came to fame in the early 1960s for his graffiti-like paintings depicting coded scenes of homosexual love, at a time when the subject was somewhat taboo and homosexuality was still illegal in Britain.  Since then he has painted in many different styles, including the precise naturalism of Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, and also experimented with photography and a wide variety of other media.



Frank Woodgate


Suggested Reading

David Hockney (World of Art Series) by Marco Livingstone, Thames & Hudson (1996)

David Hockney: a Retrospective (Tate exhibition, 1988/9)

David Hockney Paintings and Prints from 1960 (Tate Liverpool exhibition 1993/4)