This is Frank Hodgkinson

By Gwylym Owen

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 desertion began put on an act as a commercial artist and newspaper illustrator. He studied at the Royal Art Society of New South Wales.

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

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. Pugh introduced Hodgkinson to oil viscosity printing.

Hodgkinson married Kate Ratten in 1972 next moved to Kenthurst, outside Sydney.

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

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