Painter and teacher, daughter of London and North Eastern Railway official Edward Hodgson, amateur artist and member of Berwick Art Club. She was educated at Whitley Bay and Monkseaton High School, then studied under Richard Hatton at Armstrong College, Newcastle. Won an Abbey Scholarship in mural decoration in 1928, spending three years at the Royal College of Art, where she specialised in mural decoration, joining the staff of Armstrong College’s art school part-time in 1931. In 1931–2 Hodgson completed a lunette for the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, which illustrated the local Shipwrights’ Guild passing along the quayside around 1450. The Laing also has her striking picture The Collingwood Monument, Trafalgar Night. Hodgson was a frequent exhibitor 1934–52 at RA Summer Exhibition, notable for unusual subjects such her 1936 entry In Search of Peace, in egg tempera, acquired by Manchester City Art Gallery.

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


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