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Arthur Hopkins was a London-born landscape and genre painter in water-colour and oil, and also an illustrator.
Born in 1848, he entered the Royal Academy School in 1872, and exhibited at the leading London galleries, including the Royal Society of Painters in Water-colours and the Royal Academy. He was then elected a member of the Royal Society of Painters in Water-colours in 1896.
He painted several sporting subjects including Henley Royal Regatta (1891) and a portrait of H.F. Lawford and W. Renshaw playing golf. In 1893 he painted 'A Lesson in Lawn Bowls'.
Arthur Hopkins was the brother of Gerard Manley Hopkins, a poet and entertainer, and of Everard Hopkins (1860-1928), who was a watercolorist and illustrator.
He died in 1930.