Pegge Hopper was born in Oakland, California and attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Her first job was with Raymond Loewy Associates in New York, where she designed murals for department stores. This was followed by a year of travel through Europe. In Milan, Italy she worked for La Rinascente for two years designing posters and graphics.
Pegge moved to Hawaii in 1963 and took a job as an art director with an advertising agency. In 1970, she began a series of paintings of Island women, and she has exhibited these paintings in one-person shows in Hawaii as well as Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
Pegge has had numerous one-person shows including The Contemporary Arts Center in Honolulu, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, O’Grady in Chicago, Kimzey Miller Gallery in Seattle and at Parco in Japan.
Her work is represented in many private and public collections including the permanent collections of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, The Honolulu Advertiser and Contemporary Arts Center in Hawaii, American Hawaii Cruise Lines, the renowned Bishop Museum, the Honolulu International Airport and the Pacific Club.
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