To See Clearly: A Portrait of David Hockney

Abrams. Sept. 2023. 48p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781419752902.
Gr 3-6–In this gorgeously illustrated, poetic biography of David Hockney, Turk soars again. Following Hockney’s life from drawing on the floorboards in World War II–era England through his schooling and to Hollywood, where he was able to live more fully as a gay man and artist, and then back to Europe in his older years, this biography covers almost 80 years and never sacrifices the beauty of Hockney’s work in Turk’s unique style. Featuring quotes from Hockney’s life, re-creations of his most famous works, and a beautiful palette that’s a treat for the eyes, this tribute will ensure that Hockney’s art reaches a new generation, perfect for classrooms and libraries and treasured home collections.
VERDICT Fans of Turk’s other work will enjoy this title, as well as readers who love discovering artists coming to life on the page and learning about queer history.

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