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Did David Hockney teach at UCI? February 13, 2014

Posted by ucisca in Campus Scenes, Early UCI Campus, Faculty.
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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.

David Hockney (right) and John Coplans, founder of the University Art Gallery. [All photographs from Beth Koch Photographs (AS-051). Box 6: 6.]

David Hockney (right) and John Coplans, founder of the University Art Gallery. [All photographs from Beth Koch Photographs (AS-051). Box 6: 6.]

David Hockney in the background.

David Hockney in the background.

Clayton Garrison, then Dean of Fine Arts, talking with David Hockney.

Clayton Garrison, then Dean of Fine Arts, talking with David Hockney.

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The poster for the show was done by John Van Hamersveld who had also done the iconic poster for Bruce Brown’s film "Endless Summer" in 1966.

The poster for the show was done by John Van Hamersveld who had also done the iconic poster for Bruce Brown’s film “Endless Summer” in 1966.

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1. Christine Garrison - May 2, 2014

I asked Clayton Garrison, who is my father. David Hockney taught a workshop which ran about four weeks. It was not an official quarter-long class. Hope this helps!

ucisca - May 15, 2014

Thanks Christine! Do you know when the workshop took place? I would guess 1968, but wonder if you know any details about that.


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