The Edward Hopper House celebrates Edward Hopper’s legacy by preserving his birthplace, family home and archive, while serving as a resource for scholars and artists and nurturing community engagement with the arts.
Edward Hopper’s (1882-1967) birthplace was built in 1858 by the artist's maternal grandfather. The house served as Hopper's primary residence until 1910 when he move into New York CIty. The house remained in the family until the late 1960s, when fell into disrepair. Saved from demolition by local residents, Hopper House has been a non-profit art center since 1971. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hopper House features exhibitions of 20th century and contemporary art, with one gallery is dedicated to early Hopper work and memorabilia and rotating exhibits relating to Edward Hopper.
Edward Hopper: The Art and The Artist (2017) presents the full range of Edward Hopper's work. Written by Hopper's biographer, Gail Levin, the text goes gone beyond the standard evaluations of the man and his work to investigate the authentic identity of the artist and the way his personality informed his art. Levin has uncovered aspects of Hopper's life that provide the first comprehensive view of the artists early development. The fascinating and often poignant story of Hopper's long struggle for recognition gives new insight into his later pessimism. A complex man is revealed, introspective and intellectual, yet romantic, illuminating the many levels of meaning in the paintings of his maturity.In addition to Hopper's watercolors and oil paintings, there are study drawings for his major works and documentary photographs illuminating all phases of his life. 280 color and 220 black-and-white illustrations.