Painter, etcher, teacher and exhibitions organiser, born in Croydon, Surrey, although he moved to Yorkshire in 1944. Studied art at Harrogate Technical School, 1953–5; Harrogate School of Art, 1955–60; and Royal College of Art, 1961–4. There he “mixed with the Pop Artists and worked with David Hockney on his early etchings.” Although Hoskins moved to Sussex in 1964, working as a designer and part-time lecturer at West Sussex College of Art, in 1968 he moved to Buckinghamshire, lecturing at High Wycombe College of Technology and Art. A 1973 fine art fellowship at University of Southampton was followed by lecturing at Buckinghamshire College of Art and Design, lecturing in California, 1976–7, and the founding in 1987 of the Fiveways Artists’ Group in Brighton.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)