Photographing Annie Leibovitz While She Is Photographing Hockney, 1982
Robert Littman Floating In a Pool, 1982
David Hockney was born on July 9, 1937, in Bradford, England. As a young child, Hockney also developed an obsession with opera when he first saw the Carl Rosa opera company’s production of La Bohème. In 1948, David Hockney won a scholarship to the Bradford Grammar School, one of the best schools in the country. Here he enjoyed his art classes most and thus decided that he wanted to become an artist. In 1953, Hockney finally enrolled in the College of Art and began painting with oils, his medium of choice for most of his life.