David Hockney, born in 1937, is an English collage artist, painter, printmaker, photographer and stage designer. Besides painting, Hockney has also worked with photography, or, more precisely, photo collage. Photo collage is the process of making a composite photograph by cutting and joining a number of other photographs together
Hockney's creation of photo collage occurred accidentally. He was working on a painting of a living room in Los Angeles. He took Polaroid shots of the living room and glued them together, not intending for them to
be a composition on their own. He stopped painting for a period of time to pursue this new style of photography.
He is very famous for his photocollages! 4 the grade artists were inspired by his work and wanted to try the process themselves. They took self-portraits and began the process of cutting them and re-assembling them into new composite images.