Dennis Hawkins (1925-2001) was a well-known abstract painter and printmaker. He studied at Ruskin School, Oxford 1947-49, then at the Slade School, London 1949-52. Dennis Hawkins exhibited extensively, including at the Redfern Gallery, Zwemmer Gallery, Gimpel Fils, and with the London Group. He was a founder member of the Printmakers Council and Midland Group of Artists, and also showed at International Print Biennales in Tokyo and Florence. He is represented in several public collections at home and abroad, including the Victoria Museum & Gallery in Liverpool, Oxford Brookes University and Manchester Art Gallery. He taught at Repton School for some years, becoming Director of Art, and lived in Derbyshire.