Did David Hockney teach at UCI? February 13, 2014Posted by ucisca in Campus Scenes, Early UCI Campus, Faculty.
Tags: Clayton Garrison, David Hockney, Fine Arts, John Coplans, Studio Art
The Studio Art Department at UCI had an amazing group of faculty from the very first year of the program in 1965-66. Those recruited as faculty and lecturers in the early years included Craig Kaufman, Tony DeLap, Robert Irwin, Richard Smith, Robert Morris, Phil Leider, Larry Bell, Ed Bereal, John McCracken, Ed Moses, Vija Celmins, Ken Price, Ron Davis, Laddie John Dil, John Mason, John Paul Jones, and others. David Hockney certainly was present at the opening of the “Faculty ’68” show in the UCI Art Gallery in April 1968 (see below). The exhibition, featuring works of then UCI Studio Art faculty Vija Celmins, Tony DeLap, Robert Irwin, Craig Kaufman, and Richard Smith, ran from April 16- May 5, 1968. So, did David Hockney teach here? Probably for only one quarter, but real definitive evidence of that hasn’t surfaced yet. Let us know what you think.