Versatile artist and designer, born in Bradford, Yorkshire, who studied at Lancaster College of Art and University of London. His work could have an Art Brut feel, exemplified by an early abstracted self-portrait illustrated in Philip Vann’s book Face to Face, published by Sansom & Company Ltd/Piano Nobile Fine Paintings in 2004. By the early 1960s when he was lecturing in graphic design at Blackpool School of Art, Hodgson’s career had included periods as a scenic artist, jazz musician, schoolteacher and industrial designer. He was a politically aware member the AIA, showing in mixed and solo exhibitions there.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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