THE HOCKNEYS by John Hockney
‘Never Worry What the Neighbours Think’ was the philosophy that Kenneth Hockney used to inspire his children – David Hockney, one of the world’s greatest living artists and siblings John, Paul, Philip and Margaret – to each choose their own route in life.
The Hockneys is a never before seen insight into the lives of family by youngest brother John, from growing up in the Second World War in Bradford through to their diverse lives across three continents. Hardship, successes as well as close and complex relationships are poignantly illustrated by both famous and private pictures and paintings from David Hockney.
With a rare and spirited look into the lives of an ordinary family with extraordinary stories, we begin to understand the creative freedom that led to their successful careers and the launchpad for an artist’s work that has inspired and continues to inspire generations across the world.
'He has a view of me no-one else has' David Hockney
Serialised in the Daily Mail
ISBN (Paperback): 9781789550733
Published: 3rd October 2019
Price: £25 Hardback
Extent: 288 pages
Format: 234 x 156mm
Rights Held: World
Translation rights: Yes
John Hockney is a storyteller by profession, a writer and a musician. He migrated to Australia in 1968 but has retained strong ties with his large family. His brother is world renowned artist David Hockney.