Hodgson, Henry

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Hodgson WatercolorHenry H. Hodgson

Henry Harold Hodgson (c 1897-1938) was born in England and attended Oxford College. Following graduation, he moved to Canada immigrating to the U.S. in 1921. Two years later he married Canadian Eva Chase and relocated to Seattle where he practiced architecture. In 1931, they traveled extensively around Europe and the Middle East. In the spring of 1935, Henry gave a series of twelve lectures on architecture, sponsored by Cornish College in Seattle, a few months later they moved to San Francisco where he practiced until his death in 1938.

Hodgson Travel SketchThe Henry H. Hodgson collection consists of travel sketches and watercolors and architectural drawings. The travel sketches are from various European locations and were most likely drawn during Hodgson’s eight-month sojourn to Europe and North Africa in 1932. Architectural drawings include various residences and his own studio.