Hacker, Arthur

BORN 25 Sep 1858, London - DIED 12 Nov 1919, London
GRAVE LOCATION Brookwood, Surrey: Brookwood Cemetery (Plot 027)

Arthur Hacker was the son of the engraver Edward Hacker. He studied at the schools of the Royal Academy (1867-1880) and in Paris under Leon Bonnet (1880-1881). His style sas influenced by the preraphaelites and the symbolists.

Hacker travelled to Spain, Algiers (together with Solomon Solomon) and North Africa. In 1894 Edward Onslow Ford made a bust of him. In 1910 he became a full member of the Royal Academy. His wife Lilian Hacker was also a painter and she exhibited from 1909 to 1924 at the Royal Academy.

He died in 1919 and was buried at Brookwood Cemetery near Woking. A quote from Shelley's "Adonais" was inscribed on his tombstone.

Work: "Syrinx" (1892, Manchester City Art Gallery).

• Father: Hacker, Edward


The grave of Arthur Hacker at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.
Picture by Androom (25 Jun 2009)


• Clarke, John M., London's Necropolis, A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery, Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2004
The Pre-Raphaelite Collection, 2000

Hacker, Edward

Published: 12 Jul 2009
Last update: 20 Feb 2022