David Hockney, 81, to showcase first exhibition in 20 years with work spanning ...

David Hockney, 81, to showcase first exhibition in 20 years with work spanning seven decades - from his early school drawings to new pieces Artist David Hockney life's work to be showcased at the National Portrait Gallery His pencil drawings created during his spell in Paris in the 1970s will be featured The exhibition will feature the Yorkshireman’s recent embracing of technology  The David Hockney: Drawing From Life exhibition will open next February

By Mario Ledwith for the Daily Mail

Published: 01:29 BST, 4 May 2019 | Updated: 01:30 BST, 4 May 2019

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David Hockney has shown us over many decades how he sees the world in a different way. Now Britain’s greatest living artist will reveal how he sees himself.

The National Portrait Gallery is to stage an exhibition of his drawings, spanning self-portraits from his school days to his new work.

It will be the first major show devoted to the art master as a draughtsman in more than 20 years, exploring the ‘many different stylistic turns’ the 81-year-old has taken, from the 1950s to the present day.

David Hockney is pictured in a self-portrait

David Hockney in February last year

Pencil drawings created during his spell in Paris in the 1970s will be featured, alongside works from a two-month period in the 1980s when he created a self-portrait every day. David Hockney is pictured in a portrait, left, and in February last year, right

Sketchbooks from Hockney’s art school days in Bradford will go on display, alongside new and previously unseen works.

Among the 150 works will be portraits created in pencil,

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