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Alfred Hackney RSW (1926 - 1994)

Alfred Hackney, British illustrator, printmaker, and painter, was born in 1926 in Stainforth, Yorkshire, the younger brother of artist Arthur Hackney.

The family moved to Stoke on Trent in 1931 and Alfred studied at the Burslem School of Art, and then at Edinburgh College where he earned a traveling scholarship to France and Italy. He taught at Willesden School of Art and Medway College of Art in Rochester.

Alfred Hackney was a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW) and was an associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers; he exhibited with the London Group, the Society of Scottish Artists, and Royal Academicians.

During the fifties he illustrated the book "Boy of the Indian Frontier" by Wray Angus Hunt which was published by Puffin Story Books in 1955. In addition he also co-illustrated The Secret of the Hawk by Leonard Wibberley with Sheila Findlay, this was published by Faber in 1956.

Alfred Hackney died in Colbham, Kent, England in 1994.