“What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn’t be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought.”
David Hockney is one of the most influential artists of the British Pop Art movement. He gained recognition in the 1960s for his paintings on the theme of homosexual love before England decriminalized it in 1967. After moving to California in 1963, Hockney began painting scenes of athletic young men surrounded by swimming pools and palm trees.