CHARLES B. HUDSON Biography



Painter, muralist, etcher. Born in Oilsprings, Ontario, Canada on January 27, 1865, a descendant of William Bradford, colonial governor of Massachusetts and Chief Justice John Jay. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University, Hudson studied in New York City under George D. Brush and the Art Students League under William Merritt Chase followed by work at Academie Julian in Paris. During the Spanish-American War, he served as a first lieutenant in the United States Infantry under Theodore Roosevelt. Upon moving to Pacific Grove, California in 1903, he established a studio near Asilomar. A specialist in fish, he executed many studies for the United States Bureau of Fisheries. He authored two books (The Crimson Conquest and The Royal Outlaw) as well as many magazine articles. The August 1915 edition of Sunset magazine contains one of his stories which is amply illistrated with his etchings. Hudson died at his home in Pacific Grove on June 27, 1939. His oils include landscapes, marines, and desert scenes.

Member: California Academy of Sciences; Bohemian Club; American Federation of Artists; Carmel Art Association.

Exhibited: Santa Cruz All-State annuals; California State Fair, 1930; Bohemian Club, 1939; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939 (Mt. San Jacinto).

Awards: silver medal, Bergen, Norway Exposition, 1898; medal, Paris Exposition, 1900.

Works Held: Presidio of Monterey; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Royal Galleries of Sweden; California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park (murals); Dominion Gallery, New Zealand.

American Art Annual 1929-33; Who's Who in American Art 1936-38; Artists of the American West; California Arts & Architecture List; Yesterday's Artist of the Monterey Peninsula; San Francisco Chronicle, 6-29-1939 (obit).