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An example of work by Charles William Hudson
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|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|The following, submitted November 2005, is from Paula Guttilla, whose
family owns several painting and drawings by Charles W Hudson and also
the letters from the Emersons, son and daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson
and close friends of Hudson.|
Guttilla writes: "My mother and her sister (Great
nieces) are the only desendents of Charles W Hudson. My Great-Great
Uncle Charles W Hudson was the brother of Samuel Lorenzo Hudson
my Great Grandfather and was the son of Lorenzo Dow Hudson."
Charles W Hudson, American Landscape Artist, studied at the School of
the Boston Museum of Fine Arts under the artists Emil Grundman,
Edmund C Tarbell, and Frank W Benson. At age seventeen
(1887), he became an illustrator for publications.
He was a member of the Boston Art Club and the New York Water Color Club.
He exhibited at the Boston Art Club, Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn
Museum, NY , 1915 Pan Pacific Post Expo in San Francisco, 7th
Philadelphia Water Color Exhibition 1909, Boston Public Library, and St
Louis, Louisiana Purchase Expo 1904.
In the early 1900's he was good friends with the daughter (Ellen
T. Emerson) and son ( Edward W. Emerson) of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Hudson was allowed to use the Emerson barn as a studio at Manse
House, Concord, MA.
He also was a handyman like Thoreau for the family.
Hudson spent most of his time in The White Mountains, New Hampshire painting landscapes.
List of Known works of art amd possible locations
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma.
1. Spruce Tree in a Landscape
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK.
Middlesex School in Concord, MA
3 paintings donated 1948 thought Harvard University & The Fogg Museum
Beloit College, Beloit, WI
Harvard University, Cambridge ,Ma.
1. Clouds and Hills
2. Spruce Tree & Cherry Mt, NH
3. Strong-Limbed Pine
4. Pemigewasset, NH
5. Spirit of the Oak
6. Hemlock and Pines 1903
7. Davis Oak, Mystic, R.I. 1911
8. Rugged Spruce ( Smithsonian list it here)
Byron Menides Mgt Co., Worcester, MA
1. Oak Tree , Misty Day
Springfield Museum of Fine Arts , Springfield, MA
1. The Pine Tree
(also possible Rugged Spruce per letter dated 5/15/47)
First Baptist Church in Boston
1. Allegory of Life
The artist is portrayed in the lower left corner as a dreaming young man.
( Displayed at the Brooklyn Museum, NY 1940 ) 9' by 6'
Destroyed in fire.
1. Miss Ellen Emerson daughter of the author.
2. President Theodore Roosevelt (owned by the former Pres.)
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
1. In Tropic Land
Undated letter of the artist to his mother and sister.
"Dear Mother & Marie
I was so sure I was late this morning that I did not look at my watch
and got up to find it was 5 am. I walked 30 or 35 miles yesterday, made
a dozen sketches of Pines, had a dip in the Saco River at 8pm,while the
men were twisting the trees around a big wood fire. It has been
about 54 degrees every morning & evening for days. Yestoday I
had a breakfast of beans, doughtnuts & cookies that nearly made me
sick. They gave me lunch of the same & I threw them away
& bought some uneeded biscuits & chocolate at a store.
Later in the evening I walked 8 miles out of my way to get some thing
to eat at a railroad station at Bartlett. I had a light lunch
then, cost 60 cents! However it was good. I slept pretty
well and feel well If I did not have to eat beans & cookies again
this morning. I'm going to pack my trunk as I can't stand the
grub. Geoge & Lucy don't get back till Wednesay, but I could
sleep in the cotttage & get my meals at a Hotel up the Road.
I have $ 11.50 left and if you could lend me $ 5 or $ 10. I would try
not to spend it. Send it to Jefferson care of Hallowell by registered
letter. That is if you can! I want to finish some
work I started there if George is not going to have other
company. I've got quite a lot of material for pictures in out of
the way places. Glad I did not sleep out last night as it is raining
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San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915