On this date back in 1882, Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882-May 15, 1967) was born in Nyack, New York. Hopper’s ambition to become an artist worried his parents, who advised him to study commercial illustration instead of fine art. Don’t miss Norman Rockwell Museum’s current exhibition, The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator, which explores this little-known aspect of the realist master’s career; a gallery tour of the exhibition is planned for Tuesday, July 22, at 1:30 p.m., with additional tours through the course of the exhibition, which is on view through October 26, 2014.
This Thursday, July 24, starting at 5:30p p.m., join us for an evening lecture with noted Hopper scholar, Gail Levin, Ph.D., who will talk about her research on the artist’s life an career, which includes a four-volume catalogue raisonné (1995), as well as the books Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography (1995), and Edward Hopper as Illustrator (1979). The talk is being presented as part of the Museum’s lecture series, “Impossible Craft: The Artist’s Biography.”
Other Hopperesque Events To Come:
EDWARD HOPPER’S WORLD
Thursdays, July 31 through August 28, 5:30 p.m.
Explore the life and art of Edward Hopper. A reception will follow each program.
Inside Hopper’s World” A Contemporary Painter’s View
Thursday, July 31, 5:30 p.m.
Learn about Edward Hopper’s life in Cape Cod from painter Philip Koch, who has had unprecedented access to the realist master’s studio in Truro, MA. Free for Museum members or with regular Museum admission.
FAMILY FESTIVAL DAY:
Illustrating Our World
Saturday, August 16, 1 to 4 p.m.
Meet author Robert Burleigh and illustrator Wendell Minor, whose new picture book “Edward Hopper Paints His World,” looks at the extraordinary life of the acclaimed artist’s life and career. Storytelling, art-making, and a special book signing included. Free with Museum admission.
Hopper House & Edward Hopper’s Nyack, New York
Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Enjoy a bus trip to Edward Hopper’s boyhood home. $65; $55 for Museum members; includes lunch. Register by September 5: 413.931.2221.