Levin, G: Edward Hopper
An Illustrated Biography
This acclaimed biography of Edward Hopper is essential reading for anyone interested in the world-famous realist artist. This second, expanded edition doubles the number of illustrations, including a new section of paintings in colour, and presents the author's analysis of the book's impact and reception. A newly added section on Hopper's international influence on culture, especially on contemporary art, poetry, and cinema, makes this edition unique. The original biography has long been considered the seminal review of Edward Hopper's life and work. The biography's focus is the laconic, introverted painter's stormy forty-three-year marriage to outspoken and gregarious Josephine (Jo) Nivison, herself an artist, and draws extensively on Jo Hopper's intimate diaries.
Gail Levin is professor of fine and performing arts, art history, American studies, and women's studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of The City University of New York. An internationally known curator, she has organized many exhibitions on Edward Hopper. Among her other books "are Edward Hopper: A Catalogue Raisonne," and "The Poetry of Solitude: A Tribute to Edward Hopper."