Hooper, George: The Old Harbour, Dieppe – SOLD


A lively waterfront scene in this busy Normandy port using pen, ink and watercolour, signed and inscribed 1958. This lovely painting is newly framed, mounted and ready to hang.

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Artist: George Hooper, (1910-1994), signed

Title and date: The Old Harbour, Dipee, 1958

Size: 47.0 x 64.0 cms.

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Artist description:

A painter, born in Gorakphur, India, Hooper arrived in England in 1922. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and then the Royal Academy Schools between 1931 and 1935. He spent two years in Italy on a Rome Scholarship in 1935-37 then during the war, joined the ARP. He painted watercolours of buildings and sites of national importance for the Pilgrim Trust’s ‘Recording Britain’ project. During the 1950s, Hooper designed posters for companies including the General Post Office, Esso, and Shell and taught part-time at Brighton Art School. He exhibited at the Leicester Galleries, Artist of Fame and Promise during the 1940s and at Wildenstein’s during the 1950s. He also showed with the London Group and at the Royal Society of British Artists. Hooper’s later solo exhibitions included at Odette Gilbert Gallery, 1984-86; Sally Hunter Fine Art, 1988; a memorial exhibition at Michael Parkin Gallery, 1995 and a retrospective at Collyer-Bristow, London in 2003. His work is represented in the Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries, British Museum, National Railway Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.