Swimming

Sir Howard Hodgkin (1932 - 2017)

Screenprint

2011

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Japan
    City: Tokyo
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Sir Howard Hodgkin’s art teacher at school, Wilfred Blunt, introduced him to Indian painting which, with the work of Henri Matisse, has been a major source of inspiration. In 1949, Hodgkin studied briefly at Camberwell School of Art and then, from 1950-1954, at the Bath Academy, Corsham, in Wiltshire. A trustee of both the National and Tate Galleries, he was awarded the CBE in 1977 and knighted in 1992. Hodgkin has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. He exhibited in the First India Triennale in 1968, represented Britain at the 1984 Venice Biennial, and was awarded the Turner Prize in 1985. In 2000 Hodgkin designed a mural for the new British Council building in New Delhi. His work is in public collections worldwide.
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  • Details
    Title
    Swimming
    Date
    2011
    Medium
    Screenprint
    Dimensions
    height: 76.00 cm, width: 60.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, October 2011
    Inscription
    bl: HC 2/10 br: H.H. 2011
    Provenance
    London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (gift)
    GAC number
    18422/3