A central figure of the British art scene for almost half a century, David Hockney is remarkably wealthy (with a net worth of some $40 million), yet still less so than some of his peers. Artist, draughtsman, stage designer and photographer, he began his artistic search as an important contributor to the Pop art movement in the mid-1960's. Later on, he changed styles, methods and mediums several times over, proving to be a truly versatile artist who also collaborated with many musicians. Appointed by the queen to the Order of Merit, Hockney is also a Royal Academician and his works are held in some of the most prestigious museums and collections in the world.
Featured image: David Hockney - A Bigger Splash (Detail), 1967 - image via tate.org.uk