Susie Hodge

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Susie Hodge FRSA is a British author and artist who has written more than 100 books and many articles and web resources for both children and adults, within genres such as art history, practical art, history, design, science, religion and biography.

She was previously a copywriter at Saatchi & Saatchi and JWT.[1] She has an MA in Art History from Birkbeck, University of London.[2]

An experienced teacher, lecturer and speaker, she has given talks at various institutions on such diverse topics as Ancient Egyptian art, modern art, Impressionism, English landscape art, fashion design and JMW Turner.

She lives in Westcliff-on-Sea, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Throughout the year she runs workshops and seminars for various creative institutions and has also appeared in TV documentaries that specialise in the arts and history.


Works include:

  • How to Survive Modern Art 2009 - "readers of all ages should appreciate that the emphasis is not on “what” to think about art, but “how.”"[3]
  • Why your five-year-old could not have done that : modern art explained 2012 - "In its admirable lack of pretentious description, it is equally good reading for those seeking to understand how it is that in the world of modern art, the provocative can conquer the aesthetic."[4]

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  1. ^ "Susie Hodge". Author's Official website. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Susie Hodge". HarperCollins. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  3. ^ "How to Survive Modern Art". PWxyz LLC. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  4. ^ Daisy Dunn (11 September 2012). "Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That, by Susie Hodge, review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 3 September 2015.

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