Hooper, George

Date: 1910-1994

George Hooper was a painter who worked in a unique style influenced by both Fauvism and the Bloomsbury Group. Hooper attended the Slade School of Fine Art between 1930 and 1931, before leaving as he was too old for a bursary. He then went on to study at the Royal Academy Schools between 1931 and 1935; where he won several medals, a traveling scholarship and the prestigious Rome Prize.

During the Second World War, the American ‘Pilgrim Trust’ asked Hooper to produce work for their ‘Recording Britain’ initiative, where he worked alongside John Piper, William Rothenstein, and Kenneth Rowntree. Hooper would also go on to work with organisations including Esso, Lyons Tea, and the Southern Railway.

In 1945, Hooper joined Brighton College of Art as a teacher. He also continued to exhibit his work at various venues including the Royal Academy, and with the New English Art Club and the Royal Society of British Artists.

The University of Reading Art Collection holds three artworks by George Hooper.

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