Artist of the moment……Eliot Hodgkin

Eliot Hodgkin was a cousin to British abstract painter Howard Hodgkin. Eliot Hodgkin was born in the year 1905 in Purley on Thames in the United Kingdom. Hodgkin was renown for his paintings of still lifes. His family were strict Quakers.

Hodgkin began to work with tempera and enjoyed working with the medium as it dried much quicker than oils. It allowed him to express how he felt about the objects he portrayed.

For his artistic education Eliot Hodgkin attended the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools.

He first worked in oils and then became intrigued by the detail he could add by using egg tempera.

Eliot Hodgkin passed away in 1987 at the age of 81 years old.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $50,000.

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