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Dennis Hopper

 (1936 - 2010)
Dennis Hopper was active/lived in California, Kansas.  Dennis Hopper is known for Acting; filmmaking; photography; painting; sculpture.

Biography   Dennis Hopper


Hopper was born in Dodge City, Kansas on May 17, 1936.  After the end of World War II, the family moved to Kansas City where Hopper attended Saturday art classes at the Kansas City Art Institute taught by Thomas Hart Benton.  At the age of 13, Hopper and his family moved to San Diego, CA.  He began acting in the 1950s and starred in the 1969 movie, Easy Rider where he was also director and writer.  He has continued to act in movies and on television along with
working on his photography, painting, and sculpting.

Exhibitions: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2001; Hermitage Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia. Collections: Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Dennis Hopper (a Keen Eye): Paintings, Photographs, Films (Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 2001).

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.



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Dennis Hopper "Double Standards" 1961 Gelatin silver print.
30 x 44 1/2 in. ACE Gallery, Los Angeles
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ANDY WARHOL (WITH FLOWER), 1963/2006
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