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Arthur Hacker

Victorian Academic Painter

1858 - 1919

Arthur Hacker was born in 1858 to the family of a line engraver and became one of the famous British artists influenced by French artist school. Arthur entered the Royal Academy Schools at the age of 18 and in four years, after graduation, he moved to Paris to be trained in the atelier under Léon Bonnat.

In Bonnat's atelier, Arthur Hacker mastered realistic plein air painting and thereafter worked in academic idealism manner. Arthur's visits to Spain and Morocco also influenced his artist style.

Arthur Hacker regularly exhibited his mythological, landscapes and still life paintings at the Royal Academy and New Gallery in London and at the Walker Art Gallery.

In 1886, Arthur Hacker helped to establish the New English Art Club despite his high Victorian style of painting was dissimilar to ideals of this new institution.

Arthur Hacker's fame came in 1890s before the taste of contemporary art lovers refocussed on the twentieth century styles.

Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919
Arthur Hacker - Victorian Academic Painter. 1858 - 1919

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