GUARDIAN VII by Budd Hopkins
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GUARDIAN VII by Budd Hopkins is a large serigraph. The image is 26” X 40” and the edition is 200. It is pencil signed and numbered by the artist.
I have many different images created by Budd Hopkins a highly regarded, deceased artist whose works have been extensively exhibited many years past. He was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in the 1970’s for painting and his works are in the following museum collections (plus many others):
San Francisco Museum
Note photograph of Budd Hopkins in 1997. Click on any photograph to enlarge.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Elliot Budd Hopkins was born in 1931. He was raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. He lived with his parents, Elliot B.Hopkins and Eleanor A. Hopkins, brother, Stuart, and sister, Eleanor. At age two, Hopkins contracted polio. During the long recovery process, Hopkins developed an interest in drawing and watercolors, which eventually led him to Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art history in 1953.
It was here, Hopkins was exposed to art with “a capital A”, and attended a lecture by Robert Motherwell that first introduced him to the “automatic, gestural approach that Motherwell espoused.” From Oberlin, Hopkins moved to New York City, where he met Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, Willem deKooning and other abstract expressionists. For a time, Hopkins studied art history at Columbia University and worked a low-level job selling tickets at the Museum of Modern Art.
His experimentation with collage techniques and style as an abstract expressionist won him national acclaim.
Hopkins’ first solo show was held in New York City in 1956, the same year he met and married his first wife of thirteen years, Joan Rich. In 1976, Hopkins was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for painting. He also received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His articles on art appeared in magazines and journals, and he lectured at many art schools, including Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill. In 1993 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member and became a full Academician in 1994.