by Carter E. Foster, Whitney Museum
"Hopper Drawing" is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the drawings and creative process of Edward Hopper (1882–1967), recognized as one of the greatest American artists of the twentieth century. More than anything else, Hopper’s drawings reveal the continually evolving relationship between observation and invention in the artist’s work, and his abiding interest in the spaces and motifs—the street, the movie theatre, the office, the bedroom, the road—that he would return to throughout his career as an artist. The influence of his distinctive style extends beyond painting into popular culture, photography, and film. This important publication is the first comprehensive exploration of Hopper’s drawings and working methods, which are the foundation of the artist’s iconic works such as Early Sunday Morning (1930) and Nighthawks (1942).
Daniel S. Palmer
Mark W. Turner