David Hockney, Woldgate Woods, 30 March–21 April, 2006. Oil on 6 canvases. © David Hockney, 2013
David Hockney is one of the best-known British artists of his generation. This exhibition, the largest in the history of the de Young, features 300 works, including landscapes picturing the agrarian settings of his beloved East Yorkshire, England, as well as portraits of friends, colleagues, and family members. This installation also highlights his use of new technologies, from Photoshop portraits to digital videos that track the changing seasons, and bright landscapes created using the iPad.