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Robert Hudson, American artist. Recipient Purchase prize San Francisco Art Festival, 1961; recipient Nealie Sullivan San Francisco Art Institute, 1965; grantee National Endowment for the Arts, 1972; Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1976.


He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and grew up in Richland, Washington.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, 1962. Master of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, 1963.


He received a B.F.A in 1961 and an M.F.A. in 1963, both from the San Francisco Art Institute. Hudson is known for his funk art assemblages, of the late 1950s and 1960s. He has also produced non-objective paintings, ceramics and large steel and bronze sculptures.

Several public collections hold work by Robert Hudson. They are:The Addison Gallery of American Art (Andover, Massachusetts),The Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York),The Art Institute of Chicago,The National Gallery, (Washington, DC),The Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento),The Henry Art Gallery (University of Washington, Seattle),The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC),The Honolulu Museum of Art,The Los Angeles County Museum of Art,The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,The Museum of Modern Art (New York City),The de Young Museum (San Francisco, California),The Oakland Museum of Art (Oakland, California),The Palm Springs Desert Museum (Palm Springs, California),The Philadelphia Museum of Art,The Saint Louis Art Museum,The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,The Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands),The University Art Museum (University of California, Berkeley),The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (Salt Lake City), andThe Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City).