1920 - 2010
Robert Hodgins was born in Dulwich, London in 1920. He immigrated to South Africa when he was 18. Hodgins is best known for paintings in which he uses simplified figures to sardonically depict people as self-concerned, lacking conscience and infinitely unaware of their own fallibility. Hodgins experimented with printmaking, using the medium to express a range of satire, illustrated in his collaborations with Deborah Bell and William Kenbridge. Hodgins is a notable artist and has been included in various group exhibitions in South Africa and internationally.