John Evan Hodgson (1831-1895) painted Orientalist and genre scenes. He was born in London but spent much of his youth in Russia.
Though trained to work in the family business (a counting house), after reading
Ruskin's Modern Painters
the lure of art was strong enough that he determined to become a painter.
Hodgson entered the Royal Academy Schools, and one of his first exhibited works at the Royal Academy
was The First Sight of the Armada. Historical subjects were his
main output until 1869, when a visit to Africa converted him to Orientalist paintings.
Army Reorganisation in Morocco (1872)
The French Naturalist in Algiers (1879)
The Snake Charmer
[painting is dated but illegibly on this image]
A Philharmonic Rehearsal in a Farmhouse
Loot, ‘One touch of nature makes the whole world kin’ (1878)
Portrait of John Evan Hodgson by William Ouless (1884)
Joseph Kirkpatrick (1872-1936) was a landscape painter, watercolorist and engraver. He was born in Liverpool where he studied at the School Of Art under John Finnie. He also studied at the Academie Julian in Paris under Bouguereau and Gabriel Ferrier.