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Howard Hodgkin: The Thinking Painter of Embodied Memories
Written by Asmund Thorkildsen
About This Book
Sir Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin (born 1932) is a British painter and printmaker. His first solo show was in London in 1962. In 1984, he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale, in 1985, he won the Turner Prize, and in 1992, he was knighted. His early paintings tend to be made up of hard-edged curved forms in a limited number of colors. Around the beginning of the 1970s, his style became more spontaneous, with vaguely recognizable shapes presented in bright colors and bold forms. This volume shows Howard Hodgkin as a painter of emotional situations and experienced landscapes.
About the Author
Åsmund Thorkildsen is a Norwegian art historian specializing in modern and contemporary art. He is director of Drammens Museum, a professor of art theory at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and a professor of art history at Buskerud University College, Campus Drammen. The author met Howard Hodgkin for the first time in 1987.