George Hooper

George Hooper RBA (1910-1994)

was a painter in oil and watercolour. Born in India he came to England to live with his grandfather in 1922, and studied art at the Slade School in London 1930-31, Royal Academy Schools 1931-35, and from 1935-38 in Madrid and Italy as a winner of a travelling scholarship and the prestigious Rome Prize. Hooper exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy from 1932, with the New English Art Club, at the Royal Society of British Artists (of which society he was a member), the London Group, The Leicester Galleries and at other leading galleries. He had solo shows at the Odette Gilbert Gallery 1984-86, Sally Hunter Fine Art 1988, and retrospective shows at Charleston in Sussex (the former home of his friend Duncan Grant) and at Michael Parkin Fine Art 1995. Hooper’s work is represented in the Victoria and Albert Museum by numerous examples from the wartime Recording Britain series; the British Museum; Brighton & Hove Art Galleries; the Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; and Ferens Art Gallery, Hull. He lived in Redhill, Surrey for many years.

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