David Hockney

“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

“If his paintings were not the first proclamation that L.A.’s swimming pools and palm trees were iconic, they were among the more powerful.” — Fred Schruers

“His portraits display his fluency with a variety of mediums, his expert draftsmanship, and his deeply humanistic way of looking at the world…” — Mary Lenihan