The London painter Arthur Hacker studied at the Royal Academy Schools from 1876, and then under Leon Bonnat in Paris (1880–1881). His fellow student was Stanhope Forbes, who became head of the Newlyn School. Both Stanhope Forbes and Hacker were founders of the New English Art Club and both had an interest in realism. In the early 1880s Hacker worked in the style of plein air then progressed to more of a French academic manner in the late 1880s. He was also a portraitist and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1878. He was elected ARA in 1894, and became a full Royal Academician in 1910.
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