MARGARET HOCKNEY, 14TH, 15TH, 16TH AUGUST 2015
David Hockney has three brothers and one sister, and the siblings are all close. He has always had a particular bond with Margaret, a retired nurse, and has drawn her a number of times in recent years, when she and David spent much time together in Bridlington while he was working on his Yorkshire landscape works. She travelled to Los Angeles last year with a close friend, Pauline Ling, also the subject of a portrait.
“Margaret is clearly delighted to be in her brother’s presence, to be the focus of his attention for three whole days as he’s painting her, and she’s, you know, you can really see that absolute pleasure of being with him. And she’s looking back at him just as much as he’s looking at her”. Edith Devaney