Edward Hopper (1882-1967). Cover for "Bulletin of the New York Edison Company"

Edward Hopper (1882-1967). Cover for “Bulletin of the New York Edison Company,” (1906-1907). Transparent and opaque watercolor, and graphite pencil on paper, Sheet: 10 7/16″ x 9/16″ (26.5 x 19.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest 70.1608. ©Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by Whitney Museum of American Art. Digital image ©Whitney Museum of American Art.

Our “Edward Hopper’s World” talk and performance series continues this Thursday, August 7, starting at 5:30 p.m., with “Sentimental Journey,” a look at clothes styles during the early period of Hopper’s art. Join clothing historian Lynda Meyer for a look at the historical, technological, and political influences on fashion in the early twentieth century, a time when both Edward Hopper and Norman Rockwell were just starting out, and creating illustrations for various periodicals and advertisers. Meyer is the owner of Lynda’s Antique Clothing Loft in Adams, Massachusetts, and has lectured widely on the history of fashion. She will bring original period garments, inspired by the artist’s work as examples. The talk is free for Museum members, or with regular Museum admission.

Edward Hopper’s World

Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28
5:30 p.m.

This lively Thursday evening talk and performance series explores the life and art of Edward Hopper, whose career as an illustrator is highlighted in our current exhibition, The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator. A reception will follow each program. Free with Museum admission.

Related Link:

“Retro Explore: Before and During the Golden Age of Fashion Illustration” by Jasu Hu, grad student MICA’s MFA Illustration Practice, Critical Seminar Final Paper