Overview:

The first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years taking place at the National Portrait Gallery. David Hockney: Drawing from Life, explores Hockney as a draughtsman from the 1950s to the present by focusing on depictions of himself and a small group of sitters close to him: his muse, Celia Birtwell; his mother, Laura Hockney; and friends, the curator, Gregory Evans, and master printer, Maurice Payne. The exhibition features over 150 words from polaroid compositions and coloured pencil drawings to dozens of self-portraits and a collection of digital drawings which Hockney created using his iPad.