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E.O. Hoppé (1878-1972), Photographer and writer

Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 178 portraits
Born in Munich in 1878, Hoppé became one of the most successful photographers in London in the early decades of the twentieth century. He opened his first studio at 10 Margravine Gardens, West Kensington in October 1907. In February 1911 he took larger premises at 59 Baker Street where he photographed members of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. In 1913 he moved to Millais House at 7 Cromwell Place and stayed there until 1937. He published a number of books including The Book of Fair Women (1922), Taken from Life (1922) and London Types (1926) and his autobiography Hundred Thousands Exposures (1945) as well turning to travel photography and photo-journalism.

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E.O. Hoppé

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, January 1969
NPG x14109