Arthur Hackney, RWS, RE (1925-2010) was a highly respected painter and printmaker, and brother of the artist Alfred Hackney, RWS. He was born in Stainforth, Yorkshire and studied at Burslem School of Art, Stoke-on-Trent, then at the Royal College of Art in London under Robert Austin, winning the Rome Scholarship in 1949. Arthur Hackney exhibited at many of the leading London galleries, including the Royal Academy, and the Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Society of Painter Etchers (of which latter societies he was a full member). His work is held in a number of public collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. He lived near Farnham in Surrey for many years having been head of department at West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham 1950-86.