We recently received this J biography on Edward Hopper. It was written by Robert Burleigh and illustrated by Wendell Minor. Written in a simple text it follows Hopper from his early days living in Nyack through his later life spent mostly on Cape Cod.
The book includes some useful information on Hopper that even an adult would find informative. Several quotes, including my favorite “If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint,” are discussed. A bibliography includes books on Hopper, his art, and website sources.
Wendell Minor’s illustrations include many scenes that are familiar to area residents. Minor was given permission by the directors of Hopper House in Nyack to create his drawings in the rooms where Edward Hopper grew up. Early in the book, Minor illustrates Hopper sitting at his desk looking out the front window of his home toward the Hudson River. On the page is a drawing of Hopper’s pencil box . Hopper House has the box and it is on display there.
Minor will be at Hopper House on November 7 at 7p.m. to give a book talk and sign copies of “Edward Hopper Paints His World.”