Edward Hopper in Vermont

Edward Hopper in Vermont

by Bonnie Tocher Clause

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A delightful account of Edward Hopper’s sojourns in Vermont with his wife, Jo, illustrated by the watercolors and drawings that he made thereSee more details below


A delightful account of Edward Hopper’s sojourns in Vermont with his wife, Jo, illustrated by the watercolors and drawings that he made there

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“[Edward Hopper in Vermont] is an engaging work of scholarship that reads at times like a detective story.”—Seven Days (Burlington, VT)

“Edward Hopper may be best known for his haunting paintings of urban scenes but he liked to get out of the city in summer, and he never stopped working. Until now, the watercolors he produced in the Green Mountain Statehave been largely overlooked. Edward Hopper in Vermont is a fascinating inquiry into the taciturn Republican who gazed beyond the covered bridges and white church steeples to find the Vermont that spoke to him. . . . Bonnie Tocher Clause does a masterful job of carrying readers along on her journey of discovery.”—Boston Globe

“Independent scholar and part-time Vermont resident Bonnie Tocher Clause has added a useful impressive study with her new book, Edward Hopper in Vermont. Clause paints a wonderfully meticulous and intimate portrait of Hopper’s working process – driving on the hunt for the perfect vista, sketching, then choosing among sketches and finally, committing to paint. By the end of the book, we feel that we know the cast well – the taciturn Hopper, his scrappy and unsatisfied wife Jo, the Slater family, and those who sold, bought, exhibited, and/or donated the artist’s Vermont pictures.” —Vermont History

“Taken together, the book and the exhibition present a fascinating glimpse into how one of the country’s premier 20th-century painters interpreted the state during the Great Depression and how the landscape and state presented themselves to an artist with an extraordinary way of seeing”—vtdigger.com

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University Press of New England
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6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Sabra Field
“Bonnie Clause has gathered Edward Hopper’s summer pastorals painted in watercolor in Vermont’s White River Valley during vacations with his artist wife Jo. Clause tracked down his locations, even those previously forgotten, with scholarly delight as she came to know Hopper’s favorite part of our green state. If you love the gravity of Hopper’s better-known oil paintings, you will find this book a lyrical counterpart to his somber scenes of city life.”

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