Born in Montana, USA, Jon Barlow Hudson’s career in sculpture has taken him all around the world, where he has drawn influences from countries such as China, Tibet, India, Scotland, the Middle East and the First Peoples of the Americas. ... [more]
Born in Montana, USA, Jon Barlow Hudson’s career in sculpture has taken him all around the world, where he has drawn influences from countries such as China, Tibet, India, Scotland, the Middle East and the First Peoples of the Americas.Visiting places such as Lebanon’s Baalbek while living in Saudi Arabia 1951-4, Jordan’s Petra, Greece’s Acropolis, England’s Stonehenge and Peru’s Machu Picchu at a young age inspired him to create large-scale sculptures in stone for public environments in 25 different countries around the world.This inspires him to continue travelling the world with his sculpture, to, for example, Stuttgart, where he studied at the Kunst Academy in 1969 following which he was sculptor assistant to Charles Ginnever for a year. He later received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1972, where he studied Tai Chi Chuan with Marshall Ho’o. He then worked for a year, 1982-3, in Firenza, Carrara & Pietrasanta, Italy on the Lusk Memorial Fellowship from the Institute of International Education(Fulbright). Hudson has created sculptures for public, corporate and private environments around the world, with such materials as stone, various metals especially stainless steel, water, light, fibre optics and glass. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Zhuhai Sculpture Competition Award in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. Hudson has taken part in twenty seven sculpture symposia worldwide, the most recent being in Abu Dhabi. One of his large-scale painted steel sculptures, WIND DRAGON, is installed in the Beijing Olympic Park 2008.