Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.
— Biography of Frank Hodgkinson
Born in Sydney in 1919, Frank Hodgkinson studied Fine Art at Atelier under Datillo Rubbo before serving in North Africa and Papua New Guinea during WWII. After a short return to Australia, he went back to Europe in 1947, settling in Paris after travelling extensively through England, Spain and Italy where he continued his fine art studies, both formally and informally. He practiced painting, drawing and printmaking and exhibited with some success, but returned to Sydney in 1953 where he exhibited his first abstract paintings.
In 1958 he won the Inaugural (and highly distinguished) Helena Rubenstein Travelling Art Scholarship and again went to Europe, as well as the United States. His experience in Spain had a profound influence, and the heavily textured abstract paintings produced in the following decade are amongst his most celebrated works.
Throughout the 1970s and 80s Hodgkinson travelled extensively throughout Australia and his painting, now in acrylic, reflected the central and coastal landscape.
Visit the artist’s website: www.frankhodgkinson.com