Artist - Howard Hodgkin
Howard Hodgkin, born 1932 in London. Designed poster for London Transport 1991
- Educated; Camberwell School of Art; 1949-1950
- Educated; Bath Academy of Art, Corsham; 1950-1954
Howard Hodgkin is a contemporary painter of world renown. He has said of himself that he is 'a representational painter but not a painter of appearances. I paint representational pictures of emotional situations.' His later work is often seemingly abstract and painted in dense colours using a vibrant palette. He works in the Intimist tradition of Bonnard and Vuillard, believing that ordinary, intimate domestic scenes can be beautiful and are valid subjects for art. He taught at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham (1956-1966) and at the Chelsea School of Art (1966-1972). He has also been Trustee of the Tate Gallery (1970-1976) and the National Gallery (1978-1985). There was a major retrospective exhibition at Tate Britain in 2006 spanning the entire career of Hodgkin.