(1789 - 1844)
Milton W. Hopkins was active/lived in New York, Connecticut, Ohio. Milton Hopkins is known for full-length naive portrait-children.
Biography Milton Hopkins
Milton W. Hopkins was born in Harwinton, Connecticut. In 1802 he moved with his family to Pompey Hill, New York. After the death of his first wife, Hopkins remarried in 1817 and shortly thereafter relocated to Evans Mills, New York. He painted in the Watertown, New York area and in the Erie Canal towns of western New York State in the 1820s, moving with his family to one of these towns, Albion, in 1823.
Hopkins' advertisements indicate that he worked as an ornamental painter, portraitist, and art instructor. He is believed to have taught portrait painting to the folk painter Noah North (1809-1880). In the late 1830s, Hopkins and North moved west to Ohio City (Cleveland), Columbus, and Cincinnati, Ohio, perhaps seeking portrait commi
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