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Published on the occasion of the exhibition In Search of Julien Hudson Free Artist of Color in Pre Civil War New OrleansJulien Hudson the second earliest known portraitist of African heritage to have worked in the United States was a product of a very specific time and place pre Civil War New Orleans Born January 9 1811 Hudson was the son of a property owning free woman of color and an English merchant A French speaking Catholic raised primarily by women Hudson lived in a city where his racial ancestry and status as a free person of color left him forever straddling the line between freedom and slavery Hudson s own story reveals the striking level of mobility available to some free people or specifically native born free men of color Hudson took up his career in painting after a brief stint as a tailor's apprentice in the

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In Search of Julien Hudson

N Hudson is carefully researched and written by art historian William Keyse Rudolph and historian Patricia Brady and accompanies an exhibition curated by Rudolph on view at The Historic New Orleans Collection January 20 April 20 2011 the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston South Carolina July 22 October 16 2011 and the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester Massachusetts December 20 2011 March 11 2012 The exhibition showcases Hudson's small but significant body of work along with than two dozen paintings sculptures and drawings by his mentors and contemporaries In telling Hudson's story The Collection hopes to explore not only a series of remarkable antebellum paintings but also the history of free people of color in New Orleans and how issues of race class and ethnicity defined and perhaps limited Hudson's own artistic horizon

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Mid 1820s In New Orleans he trained first with itinerant miniaturist Antonio Meucci and later with German painter Fran├žois Franz Fleischbein but he also took two trips to Paris where he studied with well known French painter Alexandre Denis Abel de PujolJulien Hudson's portrait painting career was short he died young at age 33 in 1844 The circumstances surrounding his death are a mystery All that remains of his body of work are five paintings by his hand and two attributed to him by stylistic affinity It is difficult to know whether these works are a reasonable representation of his artistic abilities but in the context of American art history their mere existence has fueled a lively discussion about the painter and his worldThe fourth publication in The Collection's Louisiana Artists Biography Series In Search of Julie