HODGE, Francis Edwin

1881 - 1949

Francis Edwin Hodge was born at Plymouth, Devon on 12 November 1881, son of Edwin John Hodge (5 November 1852-1 February 1934), a saddler, and his wife Lydia née Pond (c.1859-1933), who married at Plymouth earlier that year. Francis was educated at Charles Boys School, Plymouth from 30 March 1885 and Sutton High School, Plymouth from 5 September 1892, both entrances giving his date of birth as 12 November 1881, and studied at Westminster School of Art before furthering his studies at the Slade School of Fine Art. Among his tutors were Augustus John (1878-1961), William Orpen (1878-1931) and Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) and he also studied for a brief time in Paris. Hodge was commissioned as a painter by the British Army during the First World War and some of his paintings are held by the Imperial War Museum. A decorative artist and portrait painter and in 1933, exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from 62 Glebe Place, Chelsea, London, he also exhibited at the Royal Academy; International Society of Sculptors Painters and Gravers; New English Art Club; Royal Society of Portrait Painters; Royal Society of British Artists and elsewhere. He married in 1938, Mfanwy Hazel Bruce Dunlop (11 September 1911-1 October 2005) and in 1939, an artist painter, still living at 62 Glebe Place, Chelsea, giving his birth year as 1882, with his wife Hazel Bruce, an artist & art teacher. Francis Edwin Hodge was of 2a Sydney Close, Chelsea when he died at Middlesex Hospital, Marylebone, London W.1 on 6 February 1949, leaving a widow, who married in 1950 Sir Eric Wilfred Fish (1891-1974). He signed his work 'F. E. Hodge'.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from The Studio, 122 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
1908 1163 A Morning Walk
1909 229 Ciss: A portrait
from 62 Glebe Place, Chelsea, Southwest London
1920 858 Amiens from Villiers-Bretonneux - watercolour
1922 440 Frills and Fancies
1927 261 Carnival
         362 Rest
1928 180 Toilet
1929 249 Margaret
         323 Tired
1930 4 Mrs Mervyn Williams
         113 Flame and Green
         636 On the Sands, Le Touquet
1931 727 Morning: Paris-Plage
1932 105 Morning
1933 89 Miss Campbell
         327 Vanity
1934 189 Miss Iris Ballard
1935 296 The Chef of the Arts Club
1936 259 Arthur Wimperis, Esq.
1937 652 The Earl of Athlone, K.G., G.C.B.
1938 204 W L Bradbury, Esq.
         450 The Sirens
         640 In the Sun
1939 111 His Majesty, The King
         142 David Fincham, Esq.
         570 Dr J G Taylor, B.A.
1941 450 A Corner of the Dressing Room
from 2a Avenue Studios, Sydney Close, Southwest London
1943 259 Sir Alfred Webb-Johnson, G.C.V.O.
         278 The late Captain Mark Pilkington, L.C.
1944 335 Sir E Joh Russell, D.Sc., F.R.S.
         362 Read Admiral Cedric S Holland
1945 470 Major Edward Harrison St John, M.C.
         484 Contemplation
1946 413 J F Wolfenden, Esq., C.B.E.
         421 Brigadier Charles E Hudson, V.C., C.B., D.S.O., M.C.
1947 133 Corner of the Orchard
1948 357 F. R. Yerbury, Esq.
         719 Sir George S. Eliston, M.C., Charles H. Scott and Herny Le May (Framlingham Old Boys'
the late Francis Hodge
1949 381 The late Sir William Orpen, K.B.E., R.A.

Works by This Artist