British, 1932–2017. One of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary painters, Howard Hodgkin became a prominent figure during the 1970s for his wooden support paintings including drawing boards and door frames. Breaking the traditional confines of the canvas, Hodgkin used broad, gestural brushstrokes, bright colors to emphasize the rectangular picture frame. He treated his paintings as an object rather than an element. Although his earlier works feature geometric flatness, Hodgkin incorporated complex fluid-like pattern in his later paintings, etchings, and prints.