Howard Hodgkin, ‘Indian Views’, 1971, Heather James Fine Art

Signature: Signed lower middle, "Hodgkin 71"and editioned lower middle, "20/75"

General Electric Corporate Art Collection;
Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, California

About Howard Hodgkin

Howard Hodgkin became a prominent figure in British art in the 1970s for painting on wooden supports such as drawing boards and door frames instead of canvas. Using broad, gestural brushstrokes and a vivid palette of contrasting colors that emphasized the rectangular picture plane, Hodgkin defined painting as an object. While his early compositions have a collaged geometric flatness, Hodgkin’s later work, including etchings and aquatint prints, has increasingly incorporated more complex fluid patterning, reminiscent of Henri Matisse’s The Morrocans (1916), Édouard Vuillard’s interiors, and Paturi miniatures from India, of which he was an avid collector.

British, b. 1932, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights

2017
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015