In the fall of 1938, after more than a month on Wagon Wheels Farm and in the wake of the Great New England Hurricane of September 21, Edward and Josephine Hopper left South Royalton, Vermont, to return to their Cape Cod home. The watercolors that Hopper had made of views along the White River went with them, hastily packed into the trunk of their Buick.
Seventy-four years later, Hopper and his watercolors will return to Vermont via the pages of my new book, Edward Hopper in Vermont, scheduled to be in bookstores throughout the Green Mountain state on October 26.
But you don’t have to be in Vermont to find this Hopper. It will be available nationwide, wherever you buy your books, or you may order it through the University Press of New England.
Nor do you have to be a Vermonter to appreciate Hopper’s Vermont watercolors. Witness the striking image on the book cover, of Hopper’s First Branch of the White River, painted in South Royalton in 1938 and purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston the following year. First Branch is just one of Hopper’s seven views of the river–all reproduced in this volume–that evidence his skill as a painter of pure landscapes.
Coming up next: Author appearances in Woodstock, VT, and Burlington, VT.