Howard Hodgkin, CH, CBE


One of Britain’s leading post-war painters and printmkaers, Howard Hodgkin was born in London in 1932. He studied at Camberwell School of Art and at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, where he also taught. Following shows in Britain and Europe in the 1970s, he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1984 and was awarded the Turner Prize in 1985. Among Hodgkin’s many accolades he was appointed CBE in 1976 and was knighted in 1992 for his services to the arts. Howard Hodgkin has served as a trustee of both the Tate Gallery and the National Gallery, London.

Hodgkin’s works tend towards abstraction. His paintings and prints often refer to memories and private experiences, but deliberately avoid the illustrational. Though his works often appear spontaneous, they are often the result of an extensive process of layering and over-painting. Since the 1950s, he has made a substantial number of original prints and, over the last twenty years has favoured the use of etching and aquatint combined with hand-painting. Hodkin’s paintings and prints are held by most major museums including MoMA, Tate Gallery, the British Museum and the Carnegie Institute.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 In The Pink, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong
2016 From Memory, Gagosian Gallery, New York
2014 Indian Waves, Gagosian Gallery, London
2011 As Time Goes By (Print Exhibition), Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
2010 Time and Place, Modern Art Oxford. Travelled to De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg and San Diego Museum of Art, USA
2008 Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2007 Paintings 1992-2007, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, USA
2006 Howard Hodgkin (retrospective), IMMA, Dublin

2004 Small Paintings, Galerie Lutz & Thalmann, Zurich, Switzerland
2004 Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin
2002 Large Paintings, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
2001 Dulwich Picture Gallery, Lodon
2001 Piccoli Dipinti, Galleria Lawrence Rubin, Milan, Italy
1999 Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London
1995 Paintings 1975-1995, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Modern Museum of Fort Worth, TX; Kunstverein für die Reinlände und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
1990 Small Paintings, Organised by the British Council of Arts, London. Travelled to Musée des Beaux Arts, Nantes, France; Caixa de Pensions, Barcelona, Spain; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK; Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 Made in Italy, Gagosian Gallery, Rome
2011 Watercolour (print exhibition), Tate Britain, London
2011 London 2012 Olympic posters/prints, London
2008 Masterworks, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2008 History in the Making, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2007 The Turner Prize: A Retrospective, Tate Britain, London
2005 Contemporary Voices: Works from the UBS Art Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2004 Art and the 60s: This was Tomorrow, Tate Gallery, London
2002 The Galleries Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2000 Encounters: New Art from Old, National Gallery, London
1995 Group Show: Hodgkin, Lichtenstein, Motherwell, Rauschenberg, Stella, Sultan and Winters, Galerie Lawrence Rubin, Zurich, Switzerland
1994 Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London
1993 The Portrait Now, National Portrait Gallery, London
1993 Contemporary British Prints, Marlborough Graphics, New York