HOPKING, NoŽl

1882 - 1964

NoŽl Hubert Hopking, but sometimes known as NoŽl Herbert Hopking, was born at Hackney, London on 25 December 1882, son of George Hopking (1839-1 January 1919), a tea dealer of Watlington, Norfolk, and his second wife Mary Ann née Butterwick (1843-1926), who married at Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, Norfolk on the 1 May 1873. NoŽl was a brother to Mildred Marion Hopking. NoŽl was educated at Grocers' Company School, Hackney and in 1901, an 8-year-old, living at 86 Norfolk Road, Hackney with his parents, 52-year-old George and 47-year-old Marian, with six siblings, Lucy Helen Eyre 24, Alice Mary 23, Frederick George 17, Edith Emily 16, Frank 15 and Mildred Marion 13, all born in London. In 1901, a commercial clerk, at the same address but by 1911, a 28-year-old artist, living with his parent and siblings at 8 Fairfield Road, Stoke Newington, London, and he served in 5th Reserve Battalion of the London Regiment during the First Word War. In 1921 NoŽl was a 38-year-old miniature painter still living at Stoke Newington with his widowed mother and unmarried sister 46-year-old Edith Emily and married sister Mildred Marian Parks and her husband Joseph Parks. NoŽl married at Edmonton, London in 1929, Florence Bassingham Perman (12 May 1893-27 February 1978) and in 1939 an 'artist painter' living at Hill Farm, Great Wenham, near Ipswich with his wife Florence, the home of his brother Frederick George Hopking, a marine underwriter and his wife Margaret. A painter, mostly of birds and animals, poster designer and book illustrator including for Enid Blyton's 'Second Holiday Book' (1947), 'Nature Lover's Book' (1958) and 'Treasury Book' (1965) and exhibited at the Royal Academy; Old Dudley Art Society and the Association of Sussex Artists in 1947-1957. NoŽl Hubert Hopking died at Horsham, Sussex in 1964. He signed his works 'Noel H. Hopking' with surname under Christian name.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 8 Fairfield Road, Stamford Hill, London N 16
1923 956 Nora - miniature




Works by This Artist