(1828 - 1896)
Augustus Hoppin was active/lived in New York, Rhode Island. Augustus Hoppin is known for book and magazine illustration, caricature, survey artist.
Biography Augustus Hoppin
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Augustus Hoppin, the son of a China trade merchant, was a book and periodical illustrator and inventor, noted for the aesthetic beauty of his work and for the invention of a process of chemical engraving that revolutionized newspaper illustration by facilitating daily illustrations. For a brief period, he was a Survey Artist, and unlike many of them, injected humor into his drawings.
Hoppin earned degrees from Brown University and Harvard Law School, but quit his law practice in Rhode Island to become an illustrator.
In 1850, as a beginning illustrator, he was on assignment with the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey party, led by John Russell Bartlett. The goal was to map
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