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HomeContents > People > Photographers > James M. Hoddle

Dates:  1902, 14 March - 1992, 21 March
Born:  US, IL, Chicago
Died:  US, IL, Chicago

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Approved biography for James M. Hoddle
(Courtesy of Christian Peterson)

James M. Hoddle was born on March 14, 1902, and died in Chicago on March 21, 1992. He was a member of the Chicago Yacht Club and won several trophies with it from the 1950s to 1970s.
Hoddle exhibited his pictorial work in the Chicago International Photographic Salon in 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, and 1936, all of which were presented at the Art Institute of Chicago. Judging from the titles of his pieces in the catalogs, he made primarily genre and figure studies. The one print in the permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is an untitled image of an old man and young girl singing. They read from a large, hardbound book, are illuminated by a single candle, and sit in a chair with an elaborately carved wooden back. This softly-focused and brown-toned image easily evokes Old-World values and spirituality.
Hoddle’s last known appearance at an exhibition was the First International Photographic Exposition, held in April 1938 at New York’s Grand Central Palace and sponsored by the Guild of Photographic Dealers of New York. 
Christian A. Peterson Pictorial Photography at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Christian A. Peterson: Privately printed, 2012) 
This biography is courtesy and copyright of Christian Peterson and is included here with permission. 
Date last updated: 1 June 2013. 
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