Floyd D. Hopper artwork and papers
Scope and Contents
Oversize items include Hopper's design for a stained glass window to be placed in a library, the design of a library room, a charcoal drawing of men working and two designs for a department store decoration (OBE005) and a color drawing of a man with three children (OBF001).
- Hopper, Floyd D., 1909-1984 (Person)
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After World War II ended, Hopper spent over a decade working for the Noblesville Casting Iron Company, which he founded with two partners. In 1958, he left to pursue his art career, primarily working in printmaking and painting oil and watercolor landscapes, commissioned portraits and his favorite subjects: the backyards, alleyways, city streets, and workers of the American Scene. Hopper became known as the "dean of Indiana watercolors."
He died on July 2, 1984 and was buried in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Fishers, Indiana.
Items in the collection.
Findagrave.com. "Floyd D. Hopper." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed April 9, 2021. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/50355458/floyd-d-hopper.
Miller, Evan N. "Floyd Hopper Papers, 1920-1982." Finding aid. Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. Accessed April 9, 2021. https://discovernewfields.org/application/files/2415/3142/8847/archives-M018.pdf.
2.3 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 6 medium oversize boxes, 2 metal slide boxes, 2 oversize folders)
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