David Hockney Biography - ArtLyst
Bigger Trees Near Warter(2007)is Hockney's largest work to date. It was given to the Tate by the artist two years ago after its first display at the Royal Academy's summer show. This is the first time it has been seen with two photographic companion pieces and the construction of the work is fully documented on a video shown continually in the room.
David Hockney was born on July 9, 1937, in Bradford, England. He later went to Bradford Grammar School, Bradford College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London, where he met R. B. Kitaj. While still a student at the Royal College of Art, Hockney was featured in the exhibition Young Contemporaries alongside Peter Blake that announced the arrival of British Pop Art.
"The effect of having the huge, winter trees on three walls of one gallery is slightly overwhelming. Hockney is a vocal advocate of new technology but he said painting was alive and well, it was photography that was dying".