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Floyd D. Hopper

male 1909-1984
20th Century
Life city:
Indianapolis, IN
Work city:
Noblesville, IN
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Strong in Design and Pattern, distinctly Modernistic, is Floyed D. Hopper (born—Martin County). He studied at the John Herron Art School from 1933-1940, and also briefly at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He initially studied commercial art his first year at Herron, but switched his focus to fine art thereafter.

At Herron, Hopper studied under William Forsyth, Clifton Wheeler, Paul
Hadley, George Harding, and other notable Indiana artists. While at Herron, he became intensely interested in painting landscapes, buildings, and street scenes, populated by people at work and daily occupation—no doubt inspired by the depression-era depictions of the time.

Member of the North Shore Artists Guild, Chicago: Southern Society of Print Makers: Indiana Society of Print Makers: Art Association, Indianapolis: Charter Member Prattlers Club, and the Indiana Artists Club,of which he has served as First Vice-President, Secretary, Director.

Among the many awards received by Floyd Hopper were the Edward Rector Memorial Prize, Hoosier Salon: First Prize, National Lithography Show, Oklahoma City: Second Prize, Midwestern Exhibit, Kansas City: Co-Winner of the Mary Milliken Traveling Award from the Herron Art School, 1940.

His paintings are in many private collections and he is represented with Lithographs in the Permanent Collections at Oklahoma City and Fort Wayne Art Museum.

Biography taken from:

Lauter, Flora. Indiana Artists. Spencer, IND: Samuel R. Guard & Co, 1941.


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