Hodgkinson (1919-2001) was born in Sydney. As a young man he worked as a lithographer’s apprentice, then as a commercial artist and illustrator for Sydney and Melbourne newspapers.
Hodgkinson continued his art studies at London’s Central School of Art and in Paris at La Grand Chaumiere. From 1947 he lived and worked in Paris, Florence, Rome, Madrid, Majorca, the USA, Papua New Guinea and Australia. Solo exhibitions of his paintings have been staged in London, Madrid, New York, Los Angeles and throughout Australia. His work has appeared in salons in the Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris and at London’s Tate and Whitechapel Galleries.
From 1971 Hodgkinson became intensely involved with primordial landscapes and the world’s last frontiers.