Edward Hopper is one of the major Realist painters of the twentieth century, and not only in the American context – on this art historians generally agree. But where exactly does Hopper belong? Many commentators – associate him as a matter of course with the American Scene, – some of them American a Regionalist movement of the 1920s and 1930S. But is he a true Regionalist? Is his art great on account of its local color, or despite it? Or is his work not regionalist at all, and those who seek its origins in the American Scene are mistaken? Hopper had to wait until he was fifty-one for the first large public display of his work, in a retrospective held in 1933 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
This book is generously illustrated with a comprehensive chronology and bibliography. Includes 27 color and 18 black and white illustrations.