Education & Awards

Education & Teaching

  • 1953-57

    Bradford College of Art, First Class Diploma with Honours

  • 1959-62

    Royal College of Art

  • 1962

    Teaching position, Maidstone College of Art, Kent 

  • 1964

    Teaching position, University of Iowa

  • 1965

    Teaching position, University of Colorado Boulder

  • 1966-67

    Teaching position, University of California, Los Angeles and Berkeley

  • 1969

    Teaching position, Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg

Awards & Honors

  • 1961

    First Prize, Guiness Award for Etching, Royal College of Art, London

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    Junior Section Prize, John Moores Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

  • 1962

    Gold Medal, Royal College of Art, London

  • 1963

    Graphic Prize, Paris Biennale

  • 1964

    First Prize, 8th International Exhibition of Drawings and Engravings, Lugano

  • 1965

    Purchase Prize, 6th International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Ljubjana, Yugoslavia
    International Print Biennale

  • 1967

    First Prize, John Moores Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

  • 1982

    Gold Medal, 6th Norwegian International Print Biennale

  • 1983

    Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Bradford, England

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    Skowhegan Award for Graphics

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    Shakespeare Prize, Alfred Toepfer Siftung F.V.S., Hamburg, Germany

  • 1984

    Kodak Photography Book Award for Cameraworks

  • 1985

    Elected Associate Royal Academician, Royal Academy of Arts, London

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    Infinity Award for Art, International Center of Photography, New York

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    Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles

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    Honorary Degree, San Francisco Art Institute

  • 1986

    Associate Member, Academie Royale des Sciences, Palais des Academies, Brussels, Belgium

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    Inducted into International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame, Vanity Fair

  • 1988

    Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

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    Certificate of Excellence for David Hockney: A Retrospective, American Institute of Graphic Arts Book Show

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    First Place for David Hockney: A Retrospective, 1988 Museum Publications Competition, American Association of Museums

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    Progress Medal, Royal Photographic Society, London

  • 1989

    Praemium Imperiale for Painting, Japan Art Association, Tokyo

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    Artist Honoree, Creative Business Leader Awards, West Hollywood Marketing Corporation, City of West Hollywood

  • 1990

    Commitment to Life IV Award, AIDS Project Los Angeles

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    Burning Bush Award, University Women of the University of Judaism, Los Angeles

  • 1991

    Elected Royal Academician, Royal Academy of Arts, London

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    Distinguished Honoree, National Arts Association, Los Angeles

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    Distinguished Artist Award, The Music Center, Los Angeles

  • 1992

    Honorary Doctorate, Royal College of Art, London

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    Appointed to the Board of Trustees, American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust, New York

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    Los Angeles International Art Award, Los Angeles Art Fair, Los Angeles Convention Center

  • 1993

    First Annual Award for Achievement, Archives of American Art, Los Angeles

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    Angel Art Honor, Project Angel Food, Los Angeles

  • 1994

    Annual Governor’s Award for the Arts from California Governor Pete Wilson, California Arts Council, Los Angeles

  • 1995

    Honorary Doctorate, University of Oxford

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    Pacific Design Center Award, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood

  • 1996

    Crystal Achievement Award, AIDS Project, Los Angeles

  • 1997

    Order of the Companions of Honour, Birthday Honours List of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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    Green Room Award for Stage Design in Opera for Die Frau ohne Schatten, Performing Arts Museum, Melbourne

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    Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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    Kulturpreis der Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, Germany’s highest award in the field of photography

  • 1998

    Second Annual Mario Tamayo Award for Outstanding Dedication in the Visual Arts, presented by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles

  • 1999

    Charles Wollaston Award, The Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition, London

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    Commendation by California Governor Gray Davis for efforts on behalf of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Pet Art Celebrity Auction of Art & Photography, Hollywood

  • 2000

    Freedom of the City of Bradford Award, University of Bradford, England

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    Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Leeds, England

  • 2002

    British Book Design and Production Award for Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters 

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    Grierson Award (Best Documentary on the Arts) for the BBC Omnibus Film David Hockney’s Secret KnowledgeLondon

  • 2003

    Special 150th Anniversary Medal, Royal Photographic Society, London

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    Medal of Academic Honor and Career Award, Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence Biennale

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    Honorary Degree, Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence

  • 2004

    Rosa d’Oro Award presented by Yves Saint Laurent, Palermo, Italy

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    Sir Banister Fletcher Prize for Hockney’s Portraits and People

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    Orthopaedic Ward at the Yorkshire Clinic in West Yorkshire named “The Hockney Ward” in recognition of David Hockney’s association with West Yorkshire

  • 2005

    Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven

  • 2007

    Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Cambridge, England

  • 2012

    Order of Merit, New Year’s Honours List of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

  • 2015

    State of California Hall of Fame, inducted by Governor Jerry Brown

  • 2017

    San Francisco Opera Medal