This man is still a legend, -and a National Treasure! Everything I have read here I have felt and experienced for myself. Professor Hodge was the reason for so many students attending Michigan, and then carrying on his traditions. Many grads hold top positions in this field around the country and the world, a testament to his influence and success as an educator. He commanded a standing ovation at the 100th Celebration of Medical Illustration in Baltimore last summer, simply by standing up and saying his name. He was the master and at the very top of his field, -everyone recognized that and paid him the respect he deserved.
His artwork is always a treat to take in, -his talents were endless along with his patience and technique. It never ceased to amaze me what he had done last and what he was working on at the moment. And he did that all of his life!
On a personal note, Jerry was the most interesting guy I think I've ever met! He and Claire were a sweet couple and I'm so lucky and blessed to have known them.
Lindy and John, thank you for sharing your Dad all these years, -condolences to you and your family. Please know the incredible influence he had on me and the others whose lives were changed forever by Gerald Parker Hodge.