The assignment is to study poster designs (in the world and online) that you like and that may reflect some of the style of your famous artist. You should find a poster design that ultimately will showcase your artist's work and then include enough room for information about his or her life. These are the picture elements I used in my poster design (shown at the bottom). See the images, including a portrait of the artist and then some of his most famous photographic works.
The image at the bottom left is the poster I designed. The image at the bottom right is the poster I took inspiration from in order to create my own homage to David Hockney. I designed this poster in Photoshop; 11x17 300dpi and CMYK for printing. The final poster is saved as a JPEG for sharing here and a PDF for submission to the printer.
Going one step farther, this is a recreation of this famous artists style of work. This is a young man who took the idea of Hockney's photo montage portraits and created his own original in this style. The assignment for our shop is to create your own original David Hockney portrait using his photo montage technique. Before you begin, study his images in the slideshow above and on the poster. Get a good sense of how he captured his scenes. Then get to work finding a subject and location where the lighting remains the same for a long period of time as you will need to capture 30+ images of the same space for a variety of angles and focal lengths.