Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dogs & Cats in American Folk Art - Milton W. Hopkins 1789-1844

Milton W. Hopkins (1789-1844) Pierrepont Edward Lacey (1832 - after 1860) and His Dog, Gun

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 Albion, in 1823.

Milton W. Hopkins (1789-1844) Virginia Ada Wright

In 1836, Hopkins packed up his wife and 10 children and headed west to Ohio, settling in Clermont County. Though he never sold the Clermont County farm (he would die there in 1844), he set up a studio in Columbus (1840-1843) and then in Cincinnati (1843-1844). 

Milton W. Hopkins (American painter, 1789-1844) Eliza Pixley Lacey

Milton W. Hopkins (1789-1844) James and Alfred Collins Children of Mrs and Mrs James Collins