Sir Howard HodgkinBorn: 1932
Place of Birth: London
Howard Hodgkin was a Turner Prize winning painter and printmaker, and a collector of Indian art. His legacy is as one of the champions of British abstract painting, though he referred to himself as a figurative painter. After studying at the Camberwell School of Art in London he went on to represent Great Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1984, to receive a knighthood in 1992, to be awarded an honorary DLitt from The University of Oxford in 2000 and to be made a Companion of Honour in the 2003 New Year Honours list for his services to art.
His work was first exhibited at The Royal Society of British Artists ‘Young Contemporaries’ exhibition in 1949 and his work has since been shown all over the world. He was an extremely popular and influential artist, working up until his death in 2017.
Read his Guardian obituary here.
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