Artists of the moment….Budd Hopkins

 

Budd Hopkins was an American abstract artist born in Wheeling, West Virginia in the year 1931. For his collegiate education Hopkins attended Oberlin College located in Oberlin, Ohio.

Hopkins was the winner of fellowships from the National Foundation for the arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.

In 1964,Hopkins was the observer of U.F.O. This experience led Hopkins to lifelong obsession with alien lifeforms. Hopkins also wrote books on the experiences of humans with aliens.

Hopkins was made a member of the National Academy of Design.

His lover, Leslie Kean also shared a fascination with the alien world.

In Hopkins work what I enjoy most is his use of colour and his mix of shapes, most works have a wonderful circular shape.

In this clip a great interview with Hopkins discussing his favorite subjects, art and aliens!:

Budd Hopkins passed away in 2011.

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