Author Bonnie Tocher Clause tells the story of famous American artist Edward Hopper's (painter of the New York diner scene Nighthawks) summer excursions in Vermont.
Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is one of America’s most famous artists (think of his painting of a New York diner scene, Nighthawks), but the works that he made in Vermont remain relatively unknown. Author Bonnie Tocher Clause tells the story of Hopper’s summer excursions to Vermont, between 1927 and 1938, and describes her research in locating Hopper’s Vermont works and the places where they were made. Her talk will be illustrated with slides of Hopper’s Vermont watercolors and drawings along with photographs, old and new, of the sites in the paintings. For the ILEAD audience, Clause will also discuss New Hampshire’s role as a gateway for Edward Hopper, specifically, and as a mecca for New York artists generally, before and during Hopper’s time. She will be available to sign copies of her book after the lecture.
Bonnie Tocher Clause, like Edward Hopper, is a native New Yorker who found peace and beauty in Vermont’s White River Valley. In 2010, after 40 years in university and nonprofit administration, Clause embarked on a new path, as a writer and an independent scholar. Her first book, Edward Hopper in Vermont, was published by the University Press of New England in October 2012, and she subsequently served as Guest Curator for the exhibition of Hopper’s Vermont works at the Middlebury College Museum of Art (May 23 - August 11, 2013). With her partner, Michael J. Hogan, Clause divides her time between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Beach Haven, New Jersey, and South Royalton, the small town in central Vermont where Edward Hopper sojourned in 1937 and ‘38. Clause holds a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Hawaii.
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