The Art of Paul Hoppe – 10 Years of New York Illustration

Nov 5, 2013 - Nov 29, 2013 | New York, NY

The German Consulate General Presents:

Hoppe Enlarge image German Consulate illustration (© Paul Hoppe) The German Consulate will host a collection of drawings and illustrations from the last ten years of Paul Hoppe’s work as an illustrator in New York throughout the month of November. The content is mainly narrative and ranges from editorial assignments to children’s stories for publishers as well as zany tributes to favorite childhood comics. They create a micro-cosmos of illustrated narratives both real and unreal, and imaginary worlds reaching from poetic to humorous, from wistful to subversive.

These hand-made images are created on paper, and reproduced on paper, with a step in-between that uses modern technology in a traditionalist, print-making inspired way. The exhibit will include published children’s books, handmade, self-published comic zines, framed prints as well as sketches and other originals, representing the many forms a hand-drawn image can take.

With this exhibition, Paul Hoppe is also celebrating his ten-year anniversary of living and working as an artist in New York. He is dedicating this show to his father who passed earlier this year. The artist’s mother will be attending the opening as very special guest.

Paul Hoppe is a freelance illustrator who has written and illustrated several books for children, the most recent of which are PEANUT, The Woods, and Last-But-Not-Least LOLA. His illustrations have appeared in publications such as The New York Times and The New Yorker, and have been recognized by American Illustration and Print and Communication Arts. His work has been exhibited in New York at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Visual Arts Gallery, AIGA, and the Brooklyn Public Library. He is the recipient of the Joseph Morgan Henninger Award (Best of Show) from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, as well as awards from the Society of Illustrators in New York.

Paul was born in Poland and raised in Germany, where he studied Visual Communication at the University of Applied Sciences, Pforzheim. A grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) enabled him to come to New York and earn his Master of Fine Arts in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts. His studio is in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Location and time:
German Consulate General
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – Friday, November 29, 2013

Opening reception on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free admission. RSVP required.

RSVP here

Artist's website


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