(1798 - 1855)
John Hollins was active/lived in United Kingdom. John Hollins is known for painting.
Biography John Hollins
John Hollins (1798-1855)
John Hollins was the son of a Birmingham glass painter. Already in 1819 and 1821 he exhibited portraits at the Royal Academy. Hollins lived in Italy between 1825 and 1827 and after his return he was often represented at the Royal Academy, the British Institution and the Old and the New Water Color Society. Besides portraits and costume figures, he loved to paint scenes of the works of Shakespeare, Goethe, Boccaccio, Goldsmith, Lesage etc. as well as landscapes. Hollins was elected Associate of the Royal Academy in 1842. In his paintings he recorded for example the 'Preparations for a balloon ride from London to Weilburg in Germany in 1836 including portraits of different involved contemporaries'. (tm)