{Artist} Arthur Hacker


Happy Friday loves! I hope you've had a wonderful week :)  My week was very nice. Though, last night my youngest daughter decided to keep me awake most of the night, so I've had very little sleep & quite tired. But, I wanted to leave you some of my most favourite paintings by the great Arthur Hacker. There is a small bio on him here, I hope you will enjoy his work and look into him more, as there is much to discover. You will see my favourite below..'The Cloud', I adore this painting and quite wish I was on a cloud just now..but his work makes me daydream, I adore it! I hope you enjoy it & have a wonderful weekend!
Lots of loves
xoxoxoxo


Arthur Hacker (25 Sep. 1858- 12 Nov. 1919) was born in London, the son of Edward Hacker, the line engraver. He went to the RA Schools before studying in Paris under Leon Bonnat, who was internationally famous as a portrait painter and a lifelong friend of Degas. Bonnat was the ideal teacher for Hacker who became a fashionable portrait painter himself.
His early work consisted of genre and historical scenes, such as The Waters of Babylon and The Annunciation which was brought by the Chantrey Bequest in 1892. As an indirect result of the success of this painting he was elected an associate of the RA and soon after began teaching at the Academy, when he partially abandoned subject painting in favour of portraiture, in which he achieved considerable success. He was elected an Academician in 1910 and began to paint a series of London street scenes, including A Wet Night in Piccadilly Circus, which met with mixed reception from the critics who were not prepared for a painting of this nature, which was far more modern in its treatment that anything else Hacker had produced. In his later years he returned to painting mythological and allegorical subjects. He died on Wednesday, 12 November 1919 in London, where he had resided all his life, and was buried at Brookwood Cemetery near Woking, Surrey.

Some of his work

The Sryinx
Oil on canvas


The Temptation of Sir Percival
c.1894
oil on canvas


Autumn
c. 1907
oil on canvas


Circe
c. 1893


The Cloud
c. 1902
Exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1902 with lines from The Cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley: 

"And I all the while bask in Heaven's blue smile, 
While he is dissolving in rain."


The Sea Maiden
c. 1897


{pictures & bio from here}

46 comments

  1. You're right, The Cloud is a wonderful painting and they're all very dream-like. Amazing work. Have a lovely weekend. xo

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  2. I've never heard of Arthur Hacker before but it seems like I've been missing out because these pictures are just awesome Doll! I love the cloud especially, that would look wonderful on any wall in my opinion. Like I said on Twitter I'm sorry that the little rascal decided to have such a mischievous night but hopefully you get a little sleep today. Have a fantastic weekend Doll!

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  3. I really love them <3
    Beautiful and emotional.

    Xxx

    Carolina

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  4. great pictures, love this arty potrait!
    kisses

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  5. Wow the cloud is simply beautiful I will check out more !

    Have a Fantastic Friday !!


    Love,

    Janice
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  6. Those paintings are absolutely gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing Kizzy! Have a great weekend lovely xo

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  7. Love his work. (Sir Percival is my fave. I can see he is struggling ;D)
    x, Lara
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  8. Thank you so much! His work is great!
    x

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  9. Amazing paintings!
    Have a nice weekend, doll!
    xoxo

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  10. Such beautiful pictures! I always feel so educated when I read your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Alexis

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  12. BEautiful! Very inspiring blog post!

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  13. beautiful! I have never seen his work before. Thank you for sharing!

    Much Love,
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  14. The Temptation of Sir Percival is great. I really like that painting.

    And my dog kept me up last night, so today, me and you are in the same sleepy boat.

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  15. Hello Kizzy:
    We have been most interested to read about Arthur Hacker and to see a selection of his works. They do seem to be a mix of styles but the Pre-Raphaelite influence is very strong. Many of them do have a dream like quality, so very appropriate for your mood today!

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  16. I love love those paintings, so beautiful - thanks for sharing

    Have a good night sleep tonight and have a great weekend

    Arianexxx

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  17. beautiful photos ;)
    kisses
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  18. Great post!
    i hope you read my new post
    xoxo
    R

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  19. My mom is a famous painter back home and I love art history a lot. Unfortunately I didnt get much of her talent :(
    kisses,
    Anastasia
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  20. Quite the artist! Ok I scrolled down to see your last post...kizzy...have you lost more weight???

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  21. Kizzy,

    The Dream is a lovely painting, I also like it. I always appreciate reading and looking at paintings of various artists and coming here to visit I am always assured of a history lesson for which I am grateful. Thanks so much for taking the time to share these lovely artists with us.

    I hope you have a FaBulous weekend, sweets! :)♥♥

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  22. The Cloud is a beautiful piece - I can see why you love it!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  23. They are so beautiful... How come I'd never seen them!!!

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  24. Wow that is some talent...amazing
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  25. amazing artist! thanks for posting this :)

    xoxo,
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  26. I have seen some of these paintings before, but never looked further into Arthur Hacker's life. Don't really know why, because I adore his work! They really make you daydream...and l soaring around on a warm, soft cloud would be really nice right now... :) xoxoxoxoxo

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  27. Great paintings, I love the old oil paintings, they make me wonder a lot :-) have a great weekend

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  28. Gosh, amazing art Kizzy - so pre-raffaelite it looks, romantic, like illustrationd to a fairytale! Have a gorgeous weekend! xx

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  29. Kizzy, his work is beautiful! Girl, you know my head is always in the clouds. HAHAHA Thanks for sharing this! It never ceases to amaze me all of the talent that came out of Europe. Hope you're getting some rest this weekend.
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  30. Wow, talk about desire, these totally evoke that! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
    xo
    Sharon

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  31. So dreamy. I do hope you catch up on some rest this weekend! Thanks again for my b'day wishes!
    x.o.x.o

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    Let me know when you join my site I'll do the same:)

    Kisses,Pati♥
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  33. I love, read and see everything about pré-raphaëlite painters and poets, but I didn't know this one, thanks for the discovery !
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  34. absolutely amazing! Super realistic! I love that kind of work, he is a king! Love, D.

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  35. I didn't know him but love his paintings! He reminds me somehow to one of my favorite artitst Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
    Happy Sunday dear!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

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  36. wow!!! amazing works of art.
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  37. It's the first time I hear about this artist, but really like his paintings!

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  38. Hope you were able to catch up on sleep, darling!
    These paintings are gorgeous - there's an almost ethereal quality to his work. Absolutely stunning!

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  39. I love the Sea Maiden..don't know why but it really attracted me..

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