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Gary Van Voorhees Hudson, American Artist. Recipient New York regional award, Rochester, New York, 1967, research grantee, University of California, 1971.


Hudson, Gary Van Voorhees was born on January 21, 1936 in Auburn, New York, United States. Son of Howard Henry and Joyce Voorhees Hudson.


Student, Colgate University, 1954-1955; student, Monterey Peninsula College, 1963-1964; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1966; Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1966.


Teacher, University of California, San Diego, 1968-1970; director continuing education program in art, University of California, San Diego, 1968-1970; assistant professor art, Southwestern College, San Diego, 1968-1970; assistant professor art, University of California, San Diego, 1970-1973; assistant professor art, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1973-1974; assistant professor art, School Art, Yale University, New Haven, 1974-1975; executive assistant to mayor, City of Kingston, New York, 1979-1980. Visiting artist California Institute Arts, Cooper Union School, Boston Museum School, Whitney School, 1968-1975.


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  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Elmira (New York ) College, 1958, La Jolla Museum Fine Arts, California, 1969, 70, Reese Paley Gallery, New York, 1970, 71, Fine Arts Museum San Diego, 1972, Vassar College Art Gallery, 1976. Exhibited in group shows at Hartford Atheneum Museum, 1966, New York, Southwestern College Gallery, 1969, Whitney Museum American Art, 1969-1970, 84, Westchester (New York ) Art Society, 1970, Indianapolis Museum, 1970, Wichita Museum, 1970, Cleveland Museum Art, 1970, Aldrich Museum Contemporary Art, 1970, Long Beach (California) Museum Art, 1970, Whitney Museum American Art, 1970, 71, Philadelphia Civic Center Museum, 1970, Phoenix Art Museum, 1970-1971, Columbus Gallery Fine Arts, 1971, Santa Barbara Museum, 1971, Reese Paley Gallery, New York, 1971, Skidmore College, 1971, Cologne Art Fair, Federal Republic Germany, 1971, Museum Fine Arts, San Diego, 1972, 1974, Greenville County Museum, South Carolina, Poindexter Gallery, 1973, 34th Corcoran Biennial Exhibition Contemporary American Painting, Washington, 1975, Rockefeller Plaza Museum, Albany, New York, 1981.


Founder, board directors, Kingston Heritage Alliance, City of Kingston, 1979-1980, founder, chairman Kingston Urban Cultural Parks Commission, 1979, member City of Kingston Community Development Agency, 1979-1980, treasurer City of Kingston Landmarks Commission, since 1979. With United States Marine Corps, 1955-1956, advisory committee City of Jefferson Historic Commm. Member Rondout Businessman's Association (founding member), Lions Club International, Yale University Club, Atlanta chapter.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: crocquet, shooting firearms.


Married Heidi Elsaesser, June 1963 (deceased July, 1967). Married Christie Youngman, September 22, 1987. 1 stepchild, Shaun.

Howard Henry

Joyce Voorhees Hudson

Heidi Elsaesser

Christie Youngman