Carl Hoppe (1897-1981), Bluebonnets, 1949, oil on board, 12 x 16", frame: 15.25 x 19.25"
Hoppe was born in San Antonio, his primary employment was as a salesman at Joske's Department Store. He was active as an artist in the mid-1900s through at least the 1960s. He is best known for landscapes in an impressionistic style. He is reported to have studied under several more-notable Texas artists who worked in the San Antonio area, including Salinas, Robert Wood, Jose Arpa, and Julian Onderdonk. The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum curator stated "Hoppe's high place in the Hill Country art scene is finally being recognized by collectors and museums".