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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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