David Hockney was an English painter, educated at the Bradford School of Art from 1953-1957. In the 20th century, Hockney was known to have many other talents along with painting which included, printmaking, photography and stage designing.
Hockney's subject matter was typically personal and he also added copies of poems to his paintings to reveal a puzzling message. This became clear when he moved to California towards the end of 1963 in search of the fantasy of athletic young men, which he had developed. In California, David changed from oil to acrylic which he though helped him to emphasise particular parts of his images.