Hoppert was an American artist renowned for his beautiful paintings of America’s landscapes and cities.
He received his training in art from William Merritttt Chase and was heavily influenced by French Impressionist masters Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas. He is renowned for his “soft” realism and saturated color palette.
Early Life and Education
Early childhood is an incredibly critical period for brain development. From birth until age eight, children experience emotional wellbeing, learning and social cohesion that will shape who they become as adults.
UNESCO believes that investing in early childhood education is one of the best investments a country can make, as it encourages healthy development and gender equality. It will have an immense effect on children’s lives as well as those of their families for life.
Hoppert’s parents owned a cafe in Banning, California where he attended grammar school and high school. Though an average student, Hoppert stood out on the sports field and earned himself the title of captain of their gymnastics team. Additionally, every summer between 1936-1939 he took part in Citizens’ Military Training Camps.
George Hoppert was an American mathematician. In 1929, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in physics and then went on to earn his doctorate in chemistry from Harvard University two years later.
He then taught at the University of Michigan for several years before transitioning to Vassar College in New York. Additionally, he continued his military service as a naval pilot during World War II.
On June 6, 2018 in Monroe, Michigan, he passed away at the age of 90. Survived by his wife Doris, those wishing to express their sympathy can leave a message on this memorial page. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Zion Lutheran Church – all are tax deductible!
Achievements and Honors
George Hoppert achieved much in his life. During the Civil War, he served in the Union Army and earned himself a place of honor among officers within that organization for his leadership and service.
He also dedicated a great deal of his time to his family. As the father of two children and husband to Mildred, he shared much of his life with those closest to him.
He was an accomplished artist, his works being showcased in major collections around the globe. As such, he played a significant role in shaping American art’s trajectory.
George Hoppert lived a life full of adventure, humor and pride. He was an exemplary citizen who was frequently praised by local officials.
He was well-known for his passion for sports. During high school, he played basketball and golf regularly.
He met Ramona Evans while at college and they got engaged in 1941.
They had only a brief relationship before his service in the Army was required.
He is survived by his wife, Doris; they have a son named George Hoppert III as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.