Edward and Jo Hopper: An Artist Couple and A Couple of Artists, A Lecture by Gail Levin

WhenSaturday, September 9, 2pm



Price$10 Museum admission (free for PAAM members)


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.

The Fredi Schiff Levin Lecture Series was established in 2003 in honor of the artist Fredi Schiff Levin who was a member of Provincetown’s arts community from the 1960s until her passing in 2002. PAAM gratefully acknowledges John and Toni Levin, and Liz Lovati of Angel Foods who make this program possible with their generous support. FSL lectures are free to members of PAAM or with the cost of Museum admission ($10). A selection of previous lectures can be viewed on our YouTube page.