To See Clearly A Portrait of David Hockney

To See Clearly

A Portrait of David Hockney

  • ISBN: 9781419752902
  • Publication Date: September 19, 2023


Price: $19.99

From award-winning creator Evan Turk, a stirring picture book biography of world-famous artist David Hockney that celebrates seeing beauty everywhere

“It’s the very process of looking at something that makes it beautiful.” —David Hockney

Growing up under the gray skies of England during World War II, David Hockney used art to brighten his world. He discovered that the more he looked and drew, the more he could see beneath the surface to find beauty, possibility, and new perspectives. In the most ordinary things, whether a splash of water, a changing landscape, or the face of a friend, David always found something to love, uniquely capturing the vibrancy and life of his subjects.

Lyrically written with breathtaking, full-color illustrations by Evan Turk, To See Clearly tells the inspiring story of a groundbreaking artist who has shown the world a new way to see.


"A loving profile of one of the world’s most renowned contemporary artists. A perceptive, thought-provoking, winning introduction."

"Turk, illustrator of the Sibert Medal–winning The People’s Painter (rev. 7/21), adds another excellent biography of an artist to his oeuvre of picture books for older readers."
—The Horn Book Magazine

"Turk creates an affectionate, frank biography of artist David Hockney (b. 1937), a figure whose openhearted curiosity makes him particularly accessible for young readers...These pages are a fitting tribute to a joyful, restless, and fearless creative life, and to stopping and looking carefully."
—Publishers Weekly

"Turk soars again. 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."
—School Library Journal

"...this makes a good introduction to this contemporary artist."

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