The Estate of Eliot Hodgkin asked the well-known contemporary artist Howard Hodgkin to share his memories of his cousin Eliot Hodgkin. Howard has the same passion for art and is, like Eliot was, a keen collector.
ELIOT HODGKIN appeared on the scene in June 1905, so that there is no question of hailing a Great Master of eighteen or so as a good investment. In fact any one who knows much about painting will be aware that work of this character is not produced without an infinite capacity for painstaking labour […]
Tempera, Year Book of the Society of Painters in Tempera, 1967. Recently I was shown some back numbers of The Tempera Society’s Yearbook. I had always believed the classic method of painting in tempera to be laborious, but a study of ‘Questions and Answers’ suggested that it could be hazardous and frustrating as well. The […]
It is an incontrovertible fact that, probably owing to their character, abstract or non-representational paintings and sculptures have had more verbiage spilled over them in recent years in proportion to their output, especially by the artists themselves, than is the case of figurative art. In the belief that painters are less prone to self-analysis than […]
Article: “St. Paul’s and St. Mary Aldermanbury from St. Swithin’s Churchyard”: A Painting in Egg Tempera by Eliot Hodgkin Publication: Christian Science Monitor (23/07/1948) The English-born artist, Eliot Hodgkin, was educated at Harrow and later studied art at the Byam Shaw and the Royal Academy schools, both in London. In 1936, a flower painting of […]