The Walker: David Hockney: Early Reflections

Peter Getting our of Nick’s Pool 1966 Acrylic on canvas 84 x 84” © David Hockney Collection Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt
Peter Getting our of Nick’s Pool, 1966, Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 84″ © David Hockney Collection Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

11 October 2013 – 16 March 2014

Open 10.00 – 17.00 daily


The exhibition is part of National Museums Liverpool’s Modern Masters series, part funded by the European Union – the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Featuring work from the Walker’s own collection, including Peter Getting out of Nick’s Pool, which won the John Moores Painting Prize in 1967, together with key pieces from the Arts Council Collection and other loans, the exhibition explores Hockney’s early influences.

With almost 40 pieces on display dating between 1960 to 1978, the exhibition is an insight into Hockney’s prodigious talent which was evident even as a student.


Through recurring obsessions such as the evolving references to his own homosexuality, depictions of the reflective qualities of water and his persistent return to portraiture, the exhibition reveals how his style, which flourished during the 1960s, had changed dramatically by the early 1970s.

This exhibition is part of Homotopia 2013.

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, Liverpool

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