Frank Hodgkinson

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Frank Hodgkinson
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Hodgkinson as Official War Artist
Born 23 April 1919
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Died 20 October 2001
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Nationality Australian
Known for Printmaking

Frank Hodgkinson AM (23 April 1919—20 October 2001) was a noted Australian printmaker, painter and graphic artist.


Hodgkinson was educated at Fort Street High School and after leaving began work as a commercial artist and newspaper illustrator.[1] He studied at the Royal Art Society of New South Wales.[2]

At the outbreak of World War II he joined the Army and served in the Middle East, North Africa, New Guinea and Borneo as an official war artist. Following the war he studied and worked in Europe, especially Spain. He won the first Helena Rubinstein Travelling Scholarship in 1958.[1] [3]

Hodgkinson moved back to Australia in 1970 and in 1971 took up residence in the bush north of Melbourne at Dunmoochin on the invitation of Clifton Pugh.[2] Pugh introduced Hodgkinson to oil viscosity printing.[4]

Hodgkinson married Kate Ratten in 1972 then moved to Kenthurst, outside Sydney.[2]

Hodgkinson became a Member of the Order of Australia in 1999 for services to the visual arts.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Obituaries" (PDF). Faber Est (61). February 2002. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Kerr, Joan (2007). "Frank Hodgkinson". Dictionary of Australian Artists Online. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
  3. ^ The Australian Women's Weekly Wednesday 10 December 1958 Page 16
  4. ^ Australian Art Department. "Frank Hodgkinson". Collection. Art Gallery of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  5. ^ "HODGKINSON, Francis George". It's an Honour. Honours Secretariat at Government House, Canberra. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
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