Edna Boies Hopkins, née Edna Boies, was born in Hudson, Michigan, and married Ohio artist, James R. Hopkins (1877-1969) in 1904. She studied at the Pratt Institute with Arthur Wesley Dow, at The Ohio State University, and in Paris.
Although she was a painter, she is primarily known for print-making, specializing in color woodcut. She was a principle print-maker in the art colony which thrived in Provincetown, Massachusetts at the turn of the century. With her husband, she lived for extended periods in Paris during the formative years of European Modernism (1905-1914, 1920-1923). There Hopkins was an active member in various art and print-making societies, including the Société Internationale des Graveurs en Couleurs; Société Internationale des Graveurs sur Bois, and Société Nationale des Beaux Arts.
Selected Permanent Collections:
Bibliotheque d'Art et Archaeologie, Paris, France
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Knust Gewerke Museum, Berlin, Germany
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Schumacher Gallery, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England