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Artist

Hodge, Samuel A.
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Birth Year: 1934

Death Year: 2013

Biography: A native of Newburgh, NY, Mr. Hodge became interested in art in the late 1950's while stationed in the Air Force in Okinawa.  Working with leather was his first craft, then photography, and then stained glass in which he used depictions of African-American history.  After his stint in the military, he returned to upper state New York where he was a social worker, taught emotionally disturbed children, and later was an Associate Professor of sociology and physiology at Duchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY. When he officially retired, in reality Mr. Hodge only switched careers as he became interested in rug tufting winning many prizes in regional art exhibits.  In February 2000 there was a very successful stained glass exhibition, "Clear Story" at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI. After the Hodge exhibition, twelve works were purchased and by 2004 installed in a long-term exhibition at the museum.  Mr. Hodge by this time had moved to Spartanburg, SC where he died in 2013.

Description: Mr. Hodge discovered an interest in art in the late 1950s while stationed in the Air Force in Okinawa. After his stint in the military, he returned to upper state New York and continued his education. After college, Hodge was first a social worker, then taught emotionally disturbed children, and later was an Associate Professor of sociology and physicology at Duchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY. Although now officially retired, in reality Mr. Hodge has only switched careers.

B.B. King
Window Name: B.B. King
Civil Rights
Window Name: Civil Rights
Harriet Tubman
Window Name: Harriet Tubman
Harry Belafonte
Window Name: Harry Belafonte
James Brown-I Feel Good
Jim Crow Must Go
Window Name: Jim Crow Must Go
Lester Young
Window Name: Lester Young
Lion of Soweto
Window Name: Lion of Soweto
Preservation Jazz
Window Name: Preservation Jazz
Street Life
Window Name: Street Life
John Coltrane
Window Name: John Coltrane