James Roy Hopkins (American/Ohio 1877-1969)

Born in Irwin, Ohio, James Hopkins served as Chairman of the Art Department at Ohio State University for 25 years and also served as Dean of the Cincinnati Art Academy for one year. He studied for two years with Frank Duveneck and later enrolled in the Academy Colarossi in Paris but felt no training there 
surpassed what he had learned in Cincinnati.

He traveled around the world in 1904 and then lived in Paris until 1914, when he began his teaching career at the Art Academy of Cincinnati (1914-1920). He was known for a series of paintings of the Cumberland Mountain people of Eastern Kentucky.