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George Hopkins

 (1855 - 1924)
George Edward Hopkins was active/lived in Kansas.  George Hopkins is known for Impressionist landscape, figure painting.

Biography   George Hopkins


Born Covington, Kentucky, July 30, 1855; died Apri; 14, 1924.  Painter. Teacher. Studied at Cincinnati Art School and art schools in Germany.  Pupil of the Royal Academy in Munich Academy.  Traveled to Italy in 1880 and joined a colony of American painters established by Frank Duveneck.  In Venice he formed a friendship with James McNeill Whistler and Henry James.

Worked as Director of the Art School at Kansas State College in Manhattan, at the Art Association in Topeka from 1886-1891, and in the Art Department at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, from 1891-93. Was back in Topeka in 1894 and living in Chicago, Illinois in 1898.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Newlin, Gertrude Dix (Development of Art in Kansas. Typed Manuscript, 1951); Sain, Lydia. Kansas Artists, compiled by Lydia Sain from 1932 to 1948. Typed Manuscript, 1948.; Reinbach, Edna, comp. “Kansas Art and Artists”, in Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society. v. 17, 1928. p. 571-585.; American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-194712; Topeka City Directory (1868-69; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1874; 1875; 1876-77; 1878-79; 1880-81; 1882; 1883-84; 1885-1886; 1887-1888; 1888-89; 1890-1891; 1893-94; 1896-97; 1899-1900; 1900-01; 1902; 1905; 1907; 1909; 1910; 1912; 1916; 1921; 1924; 1926; 1927-28; 1929-30; 1931; 1933; 1935; 1937; 1938; 1940; 1942). 1887-88, 1888-89, 1890-91; Kansas State Gazetteer and Business Directory. Detroit: R.L. Polk & Co. (v.1= 1878-9 v.5= 1886 v.9= 1900) (v.2= 1880 v.6= 1888-89 v.10= 1904) (v.3= 1882-83 v.7= 1891 v.11= 1908) (v.4= 1884-85 v.8= 1894 v.12= 1912) 1888-89, 1891, 1894; American Art Annual. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1898-1947 01; Berardi, Maianne. “Artists of the Heartland”, American Art Review (Oct. 2004); AskArt, www.askart.com, accessed Dec. 20, 2005; Family Search. Version 2.5.0. Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2002. www.FamilySearch.org accessed July 16, 2006; KU Archives File (Faculty & Staff at the University of Kansas, card catalog file located in the Spencer Research Library).

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.



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