Augustus Hoppin was an American book illustrator, born in Providence, R. I.
Hoppin, Augustus was born on July 13, 1828 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Thomas Coles and Harriet (Jones) Hoppin.
He graduated at Brown University in 1848 and was admitted to the bar, but soon gave up the law and went abroad to study art.
Upon his return he devoted himself to drawing on wood and to the illustration of books, in which he was successful. His pictures in Nothing to Wear (1857), Poliphar Papers (1853), and The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858) are widely known.