Portrait of Angus Wilson

1969

Hockney, David
In the mid-1960s, Hockney began to make a large number of pen and ink drawings of people. He drew a number of portraits of wirters, including W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood and the novelist and short story writer, Sir Angus Wilson (1913-91). These portraits are generally drawn with a single taut line, as Hockney explains, 'you're trying to get the esesence of it and put it in line.' The only extra details is in the face and hands. This drawing was made in the year Wilson became a CBE.
  • Artwork Details: 42.5 x 34.9cm
  • Edition:
  • Material description: pen and ink on paper
  • Credit line: © David Hockney
  • Theme: Portrait
  • Medium: Drawing
  • Accession number: AC 1250

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