The best-known British artist of his generation, David Hockney portrays friends, family, and lovers—and himself—in works that have become icons of our times. For five decades, David Hockney’s portraits have expressed this influential artist’s passion for life. Curious, experimental, and clear-eyed, Hockney is a master of many media, engaging directly with his subjects from mod Londoners to LA’s coolest, creating memorable images of his parents, fellow artists, and companions. The exhibition, the first devoted solely to Hockney’s portraiture, premieres at the MFA.


The television media sponsor is WCVB-5.

Official hotel sponsor is Millenium Bostonian Hotel.

Exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Portrait Gallery, London, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

This project is funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services by an Act of Congress, in accordance with the FY 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Bill.