Howard Geer Hudson
Howard Geer Hudson began his formal art education at the Loomis School in Windsor, Connecticut.At Loomis he studied in the studio of noted sculptor Evelyn Longman Batchelder with well known painter Sanford B.D. Low, who served for years as Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art. Upon graduation, he received the Loomis School Art Award.
At Princeton, he studied for four years with the renowned sculptor, Joe Brown, a former Philadelphia boxer turned artist, who is regarded by many as the pre-eminent sports sculptor of his time. At the time Princeton had a very limited fine arts program, but Howard was the first Princeton student to be given elective credit for sculpture, at Joe’s recommendation. Although he reluctantly left behind Professor Brown’s offer to remain at Princeton as his apprentice, he continued his fine arts education with particular emphasis on human anatomy and figurative sculpture at a variety of schools including the Syracuse University School of Art, the State University of New York in Purchase and the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.
Over the years he has exclusively modeled in clay and cast in bronze. His subjects are varied but usually emphasize a combination of form and energy in figurative expression.
Figures engaged in vigorous activities are favorite subjects, so his work often involves athletics. “Capturing the energy of a situation in the moment, and building in the anticipation of results, intended or not, is the main challenge and provides great satisfaction if done well. For me, the most gratification is derived by evoking recognition of the message and a positive response on the part of another person through the forms I model. ”
His work has been shown in a variety of venues, including the annual “Art To The Avenue” show in Greenwich, CT, the Lighthouse Art Center, in Jupiter FL, where two of his bronzes, “Cliff” and “Warrior Game”, were awarded first place ribbons, and the Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom in Lake Worth, Fl. A copy of “Warrior Game” was selected lat year as an annual award for the lacrosse program at Bryant University in Rhode Island, and is displayed in the lobby of their athletic center.