Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Edward Hopper's Vermont watercolors featured in new book by Bonnie Tocher Clause


Art Daily Newsletter
Book Jacket illustration: Edward Hopper, First Branch of the White River, Vermont, 1938. Watercolor over graphite on paper, 21-2/4 x Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

LEBANON, NH.- Edward Hopper's plein air watercolors of rural Vermont evidence another side of the artist known for his iconic depictions of urban loneliness and isolation. During summer excursions between 1927 and 1938, Hopper recorded his singular interpretations of the Vermont landscape, watercolors and drawings of hillsides and meadows, roadside views, and scenes along the White River against the backdrop of the Green Mountains. These little-known works, rarely published, are reproduced sequentially in Edward Hopper in Vermont (University Press of New England) along with the stories of their creation and their subsequent acquisition by private collectors and museums. Bonnie Tocher Clause traces Edward and Jo Hopper's automobile trips through Vermont as they searched for new places to paint. These journeys ... More

1 comment:

Bonnie Clause said...

Thanks for posting the item about my book, "Edward Hopper in Vermont." I'm coming to New Zealand in April, and I hope that my Hopper book will procede me! As connoisseurs of beautiful scenery, I know New Zealanders will love the reproductions of Hopper's Vermont watercolors.