E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection Newsletter | February 2011

E.O. Hoppé: Tilly Losch, 1928

Hoppé at the National Portrait Gallery London
Hoppé Portraits: Society, Studio & Street

Curated by Phillip Prodger
February 17 through May 30, 2011

A landmark exhibition of 150 works by E.O. Hoppé opened at the National Portrait Gallery of London, drawing praise from the Guardian and the Independent, among others. The exhibition includes Hoppé’s strikingly modernist portraits of society figures and important personalities from the worlds of literature, politics and the arts, including George Bernard Shaw, Margot Fonteyn, Albert Einstein, Vita Sackville-West and members of the royal family.

These studio portraits are being shown alongside Hoppé's fascinating photojournalist studies of everyday British people ranging from street musicians and circus performers to bus drivers and postmen, which capture the intimacies of day-to-day life between the wars.

E.O. Hoppé was one of the most important photographers of the first half of the twentieth century. Celebrated during his lifetime, much of Hoppé’s work has only recently been reassembled and this major survey will enable visitors to discover a forgotten master.

Forthcoming Titles (20122013):

E.O. Hoppé: Nudes, 1909–1936 (Curatorial Assistance, 2012)
One Hundred Photographs: E.O. Hoppé and the Ballets Russes
(Curatorial Assistance, 2012)
E.O. Hoppé: The German Work, Photographs 1925–1938 (Steidl, 2012)
E.O. Hoppé: Indian Subcontinent of the Cusp of Change
E.O. Hoppé: The British Machine, Photographs of Industrial Britain Between the Wars

Current Titles:
Hoppé Portraits: Society, Studio, and Street, Photographs 1909–1945 (National Portrait Gallery, 2011)
E.O. Hoppé’s Bombay: Photographs from 1929
(Marg Publications, 2010)
E.O. Hoppé’s Santiniketan: Photographs from 1929 (Marg Foundation, 2010)
E.O. Hoppé’s Amerika: Modernist Photographs from the 1920s (W.W. Norton, 2007)
E.O. Hoppé’s Australia (W.W. Norton, 2007)
Hoppé’s London (Guiding Light, London, August 2006)

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