George Soper was born in London. He had no formal art training but for a time studied etching under Sir Frank Short. He worked extensively as a printmaker during the 1920s; his most frequent subjects were horses in motion. Soper contributed illustrations to various books and publications, including The Boys’ Own Paper. He was also a keen botanist and conservationist, creating a garden of rare plants at his home in Hertfordshire.

Out of the Wood British Woodcuts and Wood Engravings 1890-1945, The British Council 1991