ABOUT THE LECTURE
In the forty-three years of their intensely close marriage, Edward and Jo Hopper shared almost everything but his fame. Their disparate families, educational experiences, divergent personalities, intellectual tastes, and adventures traveling– both before they married and afterwards– all contributed to the making of their individual art works. This talk will examine Edward’s paintings and Jo’s collaborative role, as well as her own work as a painter and as a diarist.
Gail Levin writes biography, art history and fiction; curates exhibitions; and exhibits her own art. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Levin is now Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women’s Studies at The Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York. She is the acknowledged authority on the American realist painter Edward Hopper and the author of Edward Hopper: A Catalogue Raisonné (1995)x. In 2007, The Wall Street Journal chose her Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography (1995, 2nd expanded edition, 2007), as one of the five best portrayals of artists’ lives, going back in its selections to 1931.