Chronology
 
 

1878
Born 14 April in Munich, where he attends primary and secondary schools and studies at the Beaux Arts.
Goes to Paris and Vienna to study portrait photography.

1900
Moves to London, where he works in the Deutsche Bank.

1903
Amateur photographer. Admitted to the Royal Photographic Society, becoming a member in 1907.

1905
Marries Marion Bliersbach.

1907-11
He is associated with E.F. Griffin in the company Hoppe Ltd., 8 Margravine Gardens, Baron's Court, London, where he does photographic portraiture.
One of the founding photographers of the London Salon. Holds numerous exhibitions, and influences art photography by his writings. Creates black and white drawings which appear frequently in the press.

1908
Wins bronze medal at the Birmingham Photographic Society.

1909
With Sir Benjamin Stone he represents Great Britain at the International Exhibition of Photography at Dresden.

1910
First one-man show at the Royal Photographic Society where he presents 70 portraits.

1911-13
Establishes his studio in Baker Street.

1913
One man exhibition at Goupil Gallery.
Moves his studio to Millais House, 7 Cromwell Place, South Kensington.

1914
New art magazine Colour launched. Hoppe is art editor and contributes reviews, designs and drawings.

1916
British edition of Vogue published for the first time; Hoppe contributes editorial and society photographs to early issues.

1917
One of the founding members of the Plough Theatre Club, London.

1921
Travels to New York to make topographic views of the city and portraits. Holds first major US exhibition at the Wannamaker Gallery, New York. Photographs George V and Queen Mary.

1922
Major one-man show of 221 exhibits, at Goupil Gallery (catalogue introduction by John Galsworthy). International Theatre Exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum; Hoppe is on organizing committee and contributes stage and costume designs.

1923
Visits Romania as guest of Queen Marie and Romanian royal family to collect material for his first travel book, In Gipsy Camp and Royal Palace.

1924
Japan acquires 200 prints for a permanent exhibition. Travels to Italy; photographs Mussolini in Rome.

1925
Travels and photographs topography around Britain and Ireland for the "Orbis Terrarum" book series. Exhibition Photographic Masterpieces by E.O. Hoppe staged by Asahi Shimbun Tokyo and Osaka.

1926
Travels across the North America continent photographing for Romantic America book. Visits Cuba, Jamaica and the West Indies.

1927
Exhibition of 'Rural England' photographs at Dover Gallery, London, to mark publication of Picturesque Great Britain.
Takes portrait sittings in Berlin and photographs for the UFA Studios; undertakes topographical and industrial photography for Deutsche Arbeit and Romantik der Kleinstadt.

1929
Travels to India and Ceylon.

1930
Continues to Australia, New Zealand and returns via Indonesia, Singapore and Malaya. Exhibition 79 Camera Pictures held at David Jones' Department Store, Sydney.

1933-38
Travels to Africa, Bavaria, Poland and Czechoslovakia.

1939
Returns to London at outbreak of war. Directs Dorien Leigh Photographic Agency.

1954
Exhibition A Half Century of Photography exhibited at Foyles Art Gallery, London and toured to Lenbachhaus, Munich. The British Council in India travels the exhibition through the Far East.

1968
Retrospective Exhibition at the Kodak Gallery, London, to mark Hoppe's ninetieth birthday.

1972
Receives Royal Photographic Society Honorary Fellowship. Dies at the age of 94 on 9th December in London.

 
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