17 February – 30 May 2011
The missing link in British photography between Frederick Evans and those contrasting moderns, Bill Brandt and Cecil Beaton
Mark Haworth-Booth, 2006
E.O. Hoppé is one of the most important photographers of the first half of the twentieth century. Celebrated during his lifetime, much of Hoppé’s work has only recently been reassembled and this major survey will enable visitors to discover a forgotten master.
Featuring 150 works, The exhibition includes Hoppé’s strikingly modernist portraits of society figures and important personalities from the worlds of literature, politics and the arts, including George Bernard Shaw, Margot Fonteyn, Albert Einstein, Vita Sackville-West and members of the royal family.
These studio portraits will be shown alongside his fascinating photojournalist studies of everyday British people ranging from street musicians and circus performers to bus drivers and postmen, which capture the realities of day-to-day life between the wars.
Exhibition organised by the National Portrait Gallery, London, in collaboration with Curatorial Assistance / E।O.
Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Closure commences at 17.50
Thursdays and Fridays until 21.00
Closure commences at 20।50
St Martin's Place , London, WC2H OHE, England
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7306 0055
Source : National Portrait Gallery