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Biography of Nicholas Hondrogen
Nicholas Hondrogen born in Concord, New Hampshire, in 1952 was a painter, photographer, printmaker, sculptor and film maker. He studied at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts. There he was a student of the Flemish painter, Jean Cox. Cox encouraged him to finish the five years program in two years! He also learnt etching, and lithography and painted outdoor murals in Boston. In 1972, he moved to Paris and settled in a tiny garage-studio in Belleville. He exhibited in various group shows. One of his paintings, « Gymnopedi II » was purchased by Centre Georges Pompidou. His first one-person exhibition was sponsored by a grant from the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs at Espace Pierre Cardin and La Pochade Gallery. From that show, The Museum of Modern Art of Paris purchased his painting « Ghost Image n° 9 ». In 1982, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art showed his « Additive/Subtractive » series of photographs. In the early nineties, Nicholas Hondrogen moved to California turning his focus toward filmmaking, winning many awards. Hondrogen once again returned to painting in 1996 until his death in 2007. (He was 55 years old).The Nicholas Hondrogen Trust was formed to continue to grow his reputation in the art world.