Hoppé Portraits: Society, Studio, and Street is the catalogue to the 2011 exhibition curated by Phillip Prodger of the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, for the National Portrait Gallery, London. With essays by both Phillip Prodger and the National Portrait Gallery curator Terence Pepper, the authors explain how the recent rediscovery of Hoppé's work now demonstrates how Hoppé was, and is now once more, regarded as a pivotal figure in Edwardian art. Hoppé’s strikingly Modernist portraits of society figures and important personalities from the worlds of literature, politics and the arts include George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, A.A. Milne, T.S. Eliot, Margot Fonteyn, Vaslav Nijinsky, Albert Einstein, and members of the royal family. His studio portraits are complemented by Hoppé's sensitive and affectionally humorous depictions of everyday British people ranging from street musicians and stage performers to bus drivers and postmen, all of which reflected the realities of day-to-day life between the wars.

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Jacob Epstein, c.1912

F. T. Marinetti, 1912

Ezra Pound, 1918

W. S. Maugham, 1912

Rudyard Kipling, 1912

The Queen Mother, 1923

Rabindranath Tagore, 1920

Albert Einstein, 1921

Tamara Karsavina, 1912

Teddie Gerard, 1915

Margot Fonteyn, 1935

Sylvia Gough, 1916

Vita Sackville-West, 1916

Anna May Wong, 1926

Marsden Hartley, 1923

Fritz Lang, 1929

Nicholas Roerich, 1920

Paul Robeson, 1926

Benito Mussolini, 1924

The "Pearlies", 1922

Hoppé Portraits: Society, Studio and Street, essays by Phillip Prodger and Terence Pepper (National Portrait Gallery, London, 2011)



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