HODGSON, EDWARD

(b. 1719, d. 1794)

Flower Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born in Dublin about 1719. He practised in London with much success as a painter of fruit and flowers. In 1765, when living in Mitre Court, St. Paul's Churchyard, he contributed drawings in chalk and water-colour to an exhibition held in Maiden Lane for the relief of distressed artists and their families. In 1782 and 1783 he exhibited at the Free Society, and in 1781, 1782 and 1788 at the Royal Academy. He was Treasurer of the Associated Artists of Great Britain. He died in Great Newport Street, London, in 1794, aged 75.

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