Francis Hodge and Hazel Dunlop, papers

Scope and Content

Two folders, one of which contains images (Photogravure) of portraits by Hodge. The second folder contains 4 undated black and white press photographs of works on display (3 stamped 'Keystone') and associated textual archival material, correspondence, press cuttings and undated notes 1920-1971, which relates to both Francis Hodge and Hazel Bruce Dunlop. Some of the correspondence is addressed to and from Hazel Dunlop's second husband Sir Wilfred Fish.

Administrative / Biographical History

Francis Edwin Hodge was born in Devon, he studied at the Westminster School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. His teachers included Augustus John and Frank Brangwyn. At the start of the First World War Hodge enlisted in the Artists' Rifles, serving as a captain in the Royal Field Artillery on the Western Front. He painted throughout the conflict, some of his paintings now being held by the Imperial War Museum. In the Second World War examples of his work were purchased by the War Artists' Advisory Committee.

Following the First World War Hodge worked primarily as a portrait artist, painting George VI twice.

Hodge was a member or affiliated with the following organisations the Royal Society of British Artists (1915); the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (1927); the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (1929) and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours.

Hodge married Hazel Bruce Dunlop (1911-2005) who was also a portrait artist. After Hodge's death Hazel Bruce Dunlop married Sir Wilfred Fish.

Access Information

Available to view by appointment in the Heinz Archive and Library Public Study Room, to make an appointment contact Archive Reception . Although records are generally available for public consultation, some information in them, such as personal data or information supplied to the Gallery in confidence, may be restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Personal photography is permitted for research purposes only. Photocopying is not permitted.