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Simon Prince Hodge (1903-1973) - 20th Century Watercolour, Collapsed House Scene



An impressively detailed watercolour street scene, by the artist Simon Prince Hodge (1903-1973). The artist has managed to portray a sense of drama, with the chaotic torn building facade, while using a calming soft palate. Finely detailed brickwork and scaffolding contrasts with more expressive brushwork and figures to the foreground. Well-presented in a washline mount with gilt detail, as shown. Signed. On wove.


In fine condition. The mount has mount burn and discolouration to the edges. Some scuffing to the corners.


46.9 x 33.1cm (18.5" x 13")
Sheet: 69.2 x 55.3cm (27.2" x 21.8")

Artist Biography

Simon Prince Hodge (1903-1973) was a painter, born in Glasgow who studied at Glasgow School of Art, 1920-24 under Maurice Griffenhagen and in London under Iain Macnab. A painter of wildlife, landscapes, figures and genre, he worked mainly in watercolour. He exhibited at the RA and RI before moving to South Africa in 1928, where he remained for four years. He became President at the Johannesburg Friday Art Club, 1931-32 and in 1953 he designed the Schlesinger Pavilion for the Rhodes Centenary Exhibition at Salisbury in Rhodesia. He spent the years 1932-1950 in England before returning to South Africa. He died in Edinburgh.

In the UK Hodge exhibited at the RA, RI and the Society of Artist Printers in Glasgow and held a one-person show at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. He also held a series of exhibitions in the 1950's at the Pieter Wenning Gallery, Johannesburg. Hodge was elected RI in 1950 and in Britain he showed at Rio Tinto Zinc in London. The Kruger National Park and Standard Bank in South Africa hold his work.

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Code pm274
Artist Simon Prince Hodge (1903-1973)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 46.9 x 33.1cm
Framed No
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Architecture & Cityscapes
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