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Ralph Magee Hudson, American writer, artist. National Endowment of the Humanities grantee to produce slides and lecture scripts of African American art.


Hudson, Ralph Magee was born on December 18, 1907 in Fields, Ohio, United States. Son of Claude Henry and Agnes May (Magee) Hudson.


Bachelor, Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1930. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1931. Doctor of Education, University Alabama, 1965.


Acting head, instructor art department, Morehead (Kentucky) State College, 1931-1932, 33-36;head art Department, University Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1936-1946;professor, chairman art department, Mississippi State College for Women, Columbus, 1947-1969;professor, chairman art Department, University Alabama, Huntsville, 1969-1974, 74-79. Visiting professor art Denison U., Blue Mountain College, Mississippi Valley State College, Institute Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, spring 1974. Guest curator Black Artists/South Exhibition, Huntsville Museum Art, 1979.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (exhibition catalog) Black Artists/South, 1979, report on Afro-American project for National Endowment of the Humanities, 1974, Annotated Biliography African-American Art and the Ancestral African Heritage, 1980, Exotic Southeast Asia: Its Cities, Arts, Culture, History, People, 1997. Contributor to professional journals. Paintings exhibited in museum and galleries in 6 Southeastern states, 1940-1990.


President Southeastern College Art Conference, 1966, Northeast Mississippi Association of Phi Beta Kappa, 1967, Mississippi Art Association, 1950. Member Sons of the American Revolution, Huntsville Museum of Art, Rotary Club (Paul Harris fellow since 1971), Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Sigma Delta, Kappa Pi (international vice president since 1950), Phi Kappa Phi, Theta Chi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: ballroom dancing, water skiing, private pilot, traveling.


Married Alice Louise Dale, February 22, 1929 (deceased November 1985). Married Lillian Phillups Geiger, December 20, 1986. Children: Shirley Hudson Musgrave, Agnes Genevieve Hudson Patrick.

Claude Henry Hudson

Agnes May (Magee) Hudson

Alice Louise Dale

Lillian Phillups Geiger

Shirley Hudson Musgrave Hudson

Agnes Genevieve Hudson Patrick Hudson