John Hacker, ARCA (Lond) (1936-2017) was a painter, draughtsman and printmaker working mainly in watercolour, chalk and pencil. He was born in London and studied at Kingston School of Art 1958-61 and at the Royal College of Art 1961-64 where he gained his diploma. His early works were figurative and he exhibited with the New English Art Club 1960-63 and with the Royal Academy in 1963, at which time he was based in Holland Park, west London. His work later became abstract for which he often drew inspiration from the landscape. John Hacker also exhibited in the 1970s with the well-known London gallery Achim Moeller Fine Art (also based in New York). Later in life he lived at Etchingham in East Sussex. A memorial exhibition of his work was held by the Hastings Art Forum in St Leonards in January/February 2018.