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Arthur Hacker (1858-1919), Painter

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 6 portraits
The son of an engraver, Arthur Hacker studied at the Royal Academy between 1867 and 1880, and at the Atelier Bonnat in Paris. He began exhibiting at the Royal Academy at the age of twenty, soon attracting public notice. In the early 1880s he visited Paris, Spain, and north Africa, the latter providing the setting for his painting Pelagia and Philammon, exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, London, in 1887. He became an associate of the Royal Academy in 1893 and a full member in 1910. Towards the end of his career, he turned to society portraiture, as the British public's taste for his female nudes and intense religious subjects had waned.

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The St John's Wood Arts Club, 1895

by Sydney Prior Hall
black crayon, white and grey paint on paper, circa 1895
NPG 4404


The Alma-Tadema Banquet

by Fradelle & Young
carbon print, 4 November 1899
NPG x19022


Arthur Hacker

by Unknown photographer
bromide print on card mount, 1910s
NPG x17212


Arthur Hacker

by James Russell & Sons
platinum print, 1910s
NPG Ax39215


Arthur Hacker

by Fred Roe
pencil, 4 May 1914
NPG D43107