FRANK HODGKINSON AM (1919-2001)

Frank Hodgkinson Profile Picture

Frank Hodgkinson studied at the Royal Art Society of New South Wales under Dattilo Rubbo while supporting himself by producing illustrations for magazines. After service as an official World War II artist, he left Australia in 1947 to study and travel throughout Europe until 1953. Winning the inaugural Helena Rubinstein Scholarship in 1958, Frank took up residence in Spain occasionally returning to Australia throughout the 1960's for exhibitions.

During a trip to Perth in 1969 he was invited to travel through the north-west of the state. The journey reawakened his need for the Australian landscape and resulted in his relocation to Queensland at the end of 1970.

In 1971, Frank joined Clifton Pugh and John Olsen at Dunmoochin artists' colony on the outskirts of Melbourne where his enthusiasm for printmaking was stimulated.

Frank then visited the Australian outback which continued to fascinate him and stimulate his work.

Frank published a number of illustrated diaries, such as Kakadu, The Arnhem Landers and The Sepik Diary, the latter being compiled from a diary on patrol along the Sepik River by dug-out canoe whilst he was artist-in-residence at the University of Papua New Guinea in 1977. Barry Pearce, Senior Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, published a monograph of his life and work in 1995. Frank was awarded The Australia Medal for his services to art in 1999.

  - Waterlilies Ja Ja Billabong
Waterlilies Ja Ja Billabong gouache 32 x 51cm

  - Barn Owl Nestlings
Barn Owl Nestlings ink and gouache 85 x 71cm

  - Nourlangie Rock Fissure II
Nourlangie Rock Fissure II gouache on paper 33 x 46cm

  - Floating Island
Floating Island gouache on paper 37.5 x 28cm

  - Washaway, Cahill’s Crossing
Washaway, Cahill’s Crossing gouache on paper 37.5 x 28cm

  - Tidal Mangroves
Tidal Mangroves gouache on paper 33.5 x 51cm

  - Arnhem Dry
Arnhem Dry watercolour and gouache on paper 51 x 25cm

  - Ja Ja Billabong Jabirus
Ja Ja Billabong Jabirus watercolour and gouache on paper 37 x 27cm

  - Obiri Rock
Obiri Rock gouache on paper 51 x 63cm

  - Sunset over Ja Ja Billabong
Sunset over Ja Ja Billabong gouache on paper 28 x 38cm

  - Sunrise on Mount Brockman
Sunrise on Mount Brockman gouache on paper 23 x 25.5cm


Harbour, Loading - 1999 watercolour on paper 39 x 31cm

Frank Hodgkinson - Kurdamurka: Lake Eyre Pelicans
Kurdamurka: Lake Eyre Pelicans gouache 75 x 55cm


Harbour Cranes gouache & watercolour on paper 25 x 56cm


Mangrove Flats watercolour on paper 33 x 51cm


North Head - 1986 watercolour on paper 25 x 51cm


Darling Harbour Gold - 1987 watercolour on paper 23 x 51cm


Darling Harbour, 1986 oil on canvas 59 x 136cm


Woolloomooloo - 1999 watercolour on paper 23 x 51cm


Sunshower -1982 watercolour on paper 23 x 51cm


Opera House - 1987 watercolour & gouache on paper 34 x 31cm


Kurdamurka, 1975 (Lake Eyre) oil on canvas 152 x 122cm

  - Harbour Jacaranda Blue
Harbour Jacaranda Blue mixed media on paper 40 x 40cm

  - Reef
Reef gouache on paper 56 x 76cm

  - Walsh Bay
Walsh Bay gouache on paper 56 x 76cm

  - From the African Diary
From the African Diary ink drawing 56 x 39cm


Piazza Novona, Roma - 1960, Drawing

Frank Hodgkinson - Le Marchande Glaces
Le Marchande Glaces bistre ink wash on paper 25.5 x 23

  - La Chambre
La Chambre ink on paper 75 x 55cm

  - Night, Man of War Steps
Night, Man of War Steps oil on canvas 168 x 102cm

        Previously Available:

  - The Bilkbikmi Track
The Bilkbikmi Track gouache on paper 56 x 75cm SOLD

  - Lotus Bird
Lotus Bird ink and watercolour on paper 55 x 39cm SOLD

  - Brolga Courtship
Brolga Courtship ink and watercolour on paper 39 x 28cm SOLD

  - Inyalak Hill
Inyalak Hill gouache on paper 22.5 x 25cm SOLD

  - Ja Ja Billabong
Ja Ja Billabong acrylic and watercolour on paper 16 x 24cm (1981) SOLD

  - Ja Ja Billabong
Ja Ja Billabong acrylic and watercolour on paper 27 x 37cm (1980) SOLD

  - Nourlangie Rock Fissure I
Nourlangie Rock Fissure I gouache on paper 33 x 46cm SOLD

Frank Hodgkinson - Louvre 15 Sept 47
Louvre 15 Sep bistre ink wash on paper 25.5 x 18 SOLD


Sophia - Dated `60 brush drawing 27 x 27cm SOLD


Harbour Bridge - 1987 watercolour & gouache on paper 50 x 25cm SOLD


Harbour, Jacaranda Blue watercolour, gouache, mixed media on paper 76 x 55cm SOLD

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