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Gerald Hodge
Regent's Proceedings 127

Gerald P. Hodge, Professor of Art in the School of Art and Professor of Medical and Biological Illustration in the Medical School, will retire from active faculty status as of December 31, 1987, following a distinguished career of 32 years.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Professor Hodge received his B.F.A. degree from the University of Colorado in 1943, and his Certificate of Medical
illustration from The Johns Hopkins University Medical School in 1949. Prior to his appointment at The University of Michigan, he worked as a medical illustrator at the Sugarbaker Cancer Clinic in Missouri, and as associate professor and director of the Department of Medical illustration at Louisiana State University.

In 1955, Professor Hodge came to The University of Michigan as assistant professor of medical illustration. He was promoted to associate professor in 1959, and professor in 1969. In 1964, he became the first director of the new master's degree program in medical illustration. Under his director and leadership, the program earned the reputation as one of the finest in the country. Professor Hodge received an additional appointment as associate professor of art in 1964. He was promoted to professor of art in 1967.

A prolific artist and exhibitor, Professor Hodge's work in pen and ink illustration, and color illustration in scientific and non-scientific works has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Russell Drake Award, the Murial McLathchie Miller Award, the Max Broedel Award, and the Ralph Sweet Award.

He was president of the Association of Medical Illustrators from 1965-1966, and received the Distinguished Member Award from that association. Recipient of the coveted Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 1984, Professor Hodge epitomized the criteria of excellence in teaching, research, publication, and creative work in the arts, bringing distinction to The University of Michigan.

Honored for eight consecutive years by invitation as a distinguished guest lecturer at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., he taught "Pen and Ink Drawing for Scientific Illustration." In 1987, he was the Feldman Lecturer at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His two most recent exhibitions of art, in 1987, were both one-man shows: one in Minneapolis, at the meeting of the Association of Medical Illustrators, and the other at the Bentley Historical Library.

Professor Hodge's published professional work includes illustrations for several hundred medical and scientific journals and original articles
pertaining to his research. He also served as editor of the Visual Medicine Journal, and consulting art director for Lea & Febinger Publishing Company in Philadelphia.

The Regents now salute the contributions o this distinguished administrator, teacher, and artist by naming Gerald P. Hodge Professor Emeritus of Art and Professor Emeritus of Medical and Biological Illustration.