Pegge Hopper was born in Oakland, CA. She studied at the Los Angeles Art Center of Design. 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. Her gallery opened in 1983 Honolulu's Historic Chinatown. See "Bio". Pegge Hopper Website. Retrieved 2016-07-21.