Prominent American artist Edward Hopper was known primarily for his realistic oil paintings but the current Norman Rockwell Museum exhibit presents his lesser known side with “The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator.”
Edward Hopper’s realist paintings are touchstones of the American twentieth century. His images have become an integral part of the very grain of the American experience, and his work continues to reflect and express classic American scenes and sensibilities. How ironic is it, then, that his career as illustrator, which came after his first, one-person exhibition of paintings in 1920, is largely ignored and glossed over?
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