Pegge Hopper was born in Oakland, CA. She studied
painting at the Los Angeles Art Center College of Design.
In 1956, she worked in New York for Raymond Loewy
Associates. Living in Milan, Italy from 1961-1963,
she was an illustrator for laRinascente.
Pegge came to Honolulu in 1963 and was an art
director for a local agency. After visiting the State Archives
and seeing old photographs of native Hawaiians,
she was inspired to start painting again.