Blue Heron Fine Art
Buys & Sells 19th and early 20th Century American Paintings
By This And Many Other Artists.
Highest Prices Paid. Signed works only. Confidential and Prompt Reply.
Marine painter, lithographer, etcher and photographer Eric Hudson was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1864. He studied there with Edmund C. Tarbell and Frank Benson at the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He would later spend his summers in his home on Monhegan Island, Maine, where his daughter, Jacqueline Hudson, also an artist, now resides. A frequent activity was painting the ocean, often in the company fellow artist Sears Gallagher (1869-1955).
Among many awards, Hudson received the Silver Medal in 1926 at the Sesqui-Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Also in 1926, he was elected an Associate of the National Academy of Design, New York City; and was a member, as well, of the Salmagundi Club, New York City; National Arts Club, Washington, and the North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, Massachusetts.
In 2002, the North Shore Arts Association put on an exhibition, Legacy: the Artistic Families of the North Shore Arts Association, featuring fourteen families that were members of the Association, totaling thirty-six artists. An extensive catalog includes stories by the artists and seven essays by offspring about growing up with and learning art from their artist parent.
In 1998, a book of Eric Hudson's photographs, An Eye for the Coast: The Maritime and Monhegan Island Photographs of Eric Hudson, written by Earle G. Shettleworth and William Bunting, was published by Tilbury House, in Gardiner, Maine.
Hudson took many of the pictures from his sloop Minstrel, somehow simultaneously manning the ship, adjusting his tripod and taking the photos. After his death, his glass-plate negatives were held by his daughters Jacqueline and Julie. When the latter died in 1993, Jacqueline gave the plates to Shettleworth to be given to the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. Shettleworth and Bunting, a maritime and photographic historian, with the help of Paul T. Stubing, fisherman, boat-builder and artist, identified the boats and Monhegan scenes in Hudson's photographs.
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