Howard Hodgkin

HOWARD HODGKIN (set and costume design) was born in London in 1932 and evacuated during the war to the United States, where he lived on Long Island from 1940 to 1943.  He studied at the Camberwell School of Art and the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham.  In 1984 he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale and won the Turner Prize the following year.  He was knighted in 1992 and made a Companion of Honour in 2003.  An exhibition of his ‘Paintings 1975-1995’, organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, opened in 1995 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and toured to museums in Fort Worth and Düsseldorf, and to London’s Hayward Gallery.  A retrospective opened at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, in Spring 2006. It traveled to London’s Tate Britain and then to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. Howard first worked in the theater in 1981, when he designed the set and costumes for Richard Alston’s Night Music with the Ballet Rambert.  They later collaborated on Pulcinella, which was filmed by the BBC and released on DVD. For the Mark Morris Dance Group, Hodgkin designed the sets for Rhymes with Silver (1997), Kolam (2002), and Mozart Dances (2006).  He is represented by Gagosian Gallery and has shown with them in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome and London. He has been passionate about India and Indian art for most of his life. Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum exhibited Hodgkin’s own paintings ‘Inspired by India’ along with Indian miniatures from his collection in 2015. ‘After All’, an exhibition of his new prints, opens the new Alan Cristea Gallery in Pall Mall, London in October 2016.  Future plans include new paintings at Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong in January, and a retrospective of Hodgkin’s portraits, 1949-2016 at the National Portrait Gallery, London in March 2017. 

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