Early David Hockney art sought by Bradford gallery

David Hockney David Hockney's recent Royal Academy exhibition attracted big crowds

Related Stories

A gallery in David Hockney's home town of Bradford is asking people who met him at the start of his career to dig out works of art or pieces of memorabilia for a new exhibition.

The show at the Cartwright Hall gallery will focus on his early life and work.

Hockney was born in Bradford in 1937. As a teenager, he would use a pram loaded with paints and brushes as a mobile art studio on the city streets.

He went on to find fame at the Royal College of Art in London in the 1960s.

A major show of Hockney's landscapes at the Royal Academy earlier this year, titled A Bigger Picture, attracted more than 600,000 people.

Cartwright Hall is asking Bradford residents to take items including paintings, drawings, photographs and Christmas cards to a drop-in day on Wednesday 26 September between 11:00 and 15:00 BST, or to contact curators directly.

The gallery said it hoped the exhibition, which will run from December until next April, would be "a truly, uniquely Bradford exhibition".

Hockney studied at Bradford College of Art in the mid-1950s.

Cartwright Hall's collection includes Hockney's Bolton Junction, Eccleshill, which was painted while he was at art college and which was featured in the Royal Academy show.

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council's executive member for culture, said: "David Hockney is one of Bradford's most famous sons.

"It's therefore fitting that this exhibition will have a local perspective with valuable contributions from the district's residents."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Entertainment & Arts stories



  • HandshakeKiss and make up

    A marriage counsellor on healing the referendum hurt

  • Pellet of plutoniumRed alert

    The scary element that helped save the crew of Apollo 13

  • Burnt section of the Umayyad Mosque in the old city of AleppoBefore and after

    Satellite images reveal Syria's heritage trashed by war

  • Woman on the phone in office10 Things

    The most efficient break is 17 minutes, and more nuggets

  • Amir TaakiDark market

    The bitcoin wallet with controversial users

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.