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(William) Walker Hodgson

(1864-active 1923)

Artist of 13 portraits
Little is known about Hodgson and he does not feature in the literature on late nineteenth-century artists. However, unpublished family research reveals that the young graphic artist arrived in London from Newcastle upon Tyne in 1889 when he was commissioned by a publisher to produce an album of portraits of artists whose paintings had been exhibited at the Royal Academy in the 1880s. Some of these works were exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1892. A portion of Hodgson's portraits of artists and cultural figures have been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and a short essay on these by Elizabeth Heath is available here. Hodgson was the subject of an exhibition at the Christopher Wood Gallery in 1984.

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Sir Wyke Bayliss, by Walker Hodgson - NPG 5897

Sir Wyke Bayliss

by Walker Hodgson
black chalk and grey wash, 1891
NPG 5897

Henrietta Mary Ada Ward, by Walker Hodgson - NPG 7037

Henrietta Mary Ada Ward

by Walker Hodgson
black chalk on wove paper, 1891
NPG 7037

Sir Frank Brangwyn, by Walker Hodgson - NPG 4041(5)

Sir Frank Brangwyn

by Walker Hodgson
pencil and wash, 1892
NPG 4041(5)

Mary Louisa Molesworth, by Walker Hodgson - NPG 4041(3)

Mary Louisa Molesworth

by Walker Hodgson
pencil and black wash, 1895
NPG 4041(3)

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