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 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 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 Professor Brown’s recommendation. Although he had to refuse 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 several schools including the Syracuse University School of Art and the State University of New York in Purchase.
Over the years he has exclusively modeled in clay and cast in bronze. Much of his recent work has been cast at Bronzart Foundry, located in Sarasota and can be seen on their website as well. His subjects are varied but usually emphasize a combination of form and energy in figurative expression, although some recent pieces have followed abstract themes.
Figures engaged in vigorous activities are favorite subjects, so his work often involves athletics. “Capturing the energy of a situation and building in the anticipation of results is the main challenge and provides great satisfaction if done well. For me, I am most gratified if I can evoke recognition of the message and a positive response from another person. ”
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 Florida, where two of his bronzes, “Cliff” and “Warrior Game”, were awarded first place ribbons, and as an exhibitor in the Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom in Lake Worth, Florida. A copy of “Warrior Game” was selected as the annual MVP award for the lacrosse program at Bryant University in Rhode Island, and is displayed in the lobby of their Chace athletic center.