ARTISTS Bios and Information

Andrew Hudson

Andrew Hudson was born in Birmingham in 1935, England. He was the great-great-grandson of the early 19th-century miniature painter William Hudson. Both his grandfathers were Anglican clergy. His father was a well-known metallurgist and together with his mother encouraged his interest in art. He earned a B.A degree in English Language and literature from Oxford in 1957. For the next two years, he studied at the Slade School of Fine Art at the University of London. He was also an active Evangelical Protestant in 1955 and became a practicing Roman Catholic.

He later moved to Canada in 1961 to study at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, where he began teaching art courses for the Art Department and Extension Department at the university. His painting was exhibited in a number of solo groups shows in Canada in the early 1960s. In 1962, he met New York art critic Clement Greenberg at an artist’s workshop at Emma Lake, where he was encouraged by the writing of art criticism, and his articles and art reviews began to appear in Canadian and international publications.

In 1965, Hudson was offered a position of the art critic to The Washington Post and acquiesced to editors’ request that he stop exhibiting his own work. Soon after, Hudson left The Washington Post and became the Curator of Education at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art. This pioneering museum became part of the Corcoran Gallery in 1968. In the early 1970s, Hudson founded the Department of Academic Studies at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, where he taught art history, writing, and Buddhism for the next 34 years. He continued making art and his work appeared in D.C., New York, Los Angeles, Australia, and Germany during the 1970s and 1980s.

Lithographs from the edition of 10 produced by the Bernard Jacobson Gallery in 1979, each one measures 29.5 x 39.5 inches on hand made paper