List of Artists → Tom Hops
Landscapist and painter of townscapes. H. had a commercial education and sailed the seas before turning to painting since 1928, mostly self-taught. He was very successul and received many honours, among them the Dürer prize of the town of Nuremberg in 1943, the Ernst Reuter prize in Berlin in 1959 and the Edwin Scharff prize in Hamburg in 1960. H. was the first Hamburg painter to be showcased in a New York gallery after the war in 1954. In 1974 he was made professor. Mus.: Hamburg (Kunsthalle, Altonaer Museum a. others). Lit.: Vollmer, Der Neue Rump, Heydorn a. others.