Julia Beaumont-Jones specializes in 19th-century to contemporary works on paper. From 2005–13 she served as Manager of the Prints and Drawings Rooms, Tate Britain, London. [November 2014]

The Rake’s Progress

David Hockney, Myself and My Heroes (1961), etching in black with aquatint, 10 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches. Edition of 50 (approximately). ©David Hockney.

The exhibition “Hockney, Printmaker,” shown in two British locations this year, marked the 60th anniversary of the artist’s first print, the lithograph Self-Portrait (1954). This retrospective of some of David Hockney’s most personal, playful and eloquent works seems to have satisfied the critics’ desire to revisit the autobiographical and graphic elements the artist neglected in his recent Yorkshire landscapes. Read More