Robert H. Hudson is an American artist born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He moved to San Francisco in the late 1950s, and graduated from San Francisco Art Institute with a B.F.A in 1961, and an M.F.A. in 1963. Hudson’s art focuses on complex steel and mixed media sculptures which incorporate found materials and discarded household objects. Due his diverse array of materials, wit, and willingness to experiment, Hudson’s name became linked to the “funk art” movement of the Bay Area in the 1960s. Hudson’s work is included in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam; and the Art Institute of Chicago. Hudson was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1976, and a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1972.
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