“Several years ago at the Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge, Bonnie Tocher Clause was standing beside the collection of prints she had assembled of Edward Hopper’s Vermont watercolor paintings when someone said, “These are nice paintings. Did you do them?
“That was the tipping point for Clause. She sent off a proposal to the University Press of New England for a book that would bring the little-known Vermont paintings of Hopper, one of the most revered of all American artists, to a much wider audience. This spring her book, “Edward Hopper in Vermont,” was published, and the Middlebury College Museum of Art is hosting an exhibit of Hopper’s Vermont work through mid August. [More...]
VERMONT HISTORY: The Journal of the Vermont Historical Society
Volume 81, No. 1 Winter / Spring 2013
Book Review, Bonnie Tocher Clause, Edward Hopper in Vermont
Amy B. Werbel, Professor of Art History and American studies at Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT. [2013: Associate Professor, History of Art Department, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, New York, NY.]
Reprinted with permission from CHOICE, copyright by the American Library Association.
Edward Hopper in Vermont designated as a
New England Society Book Awards Finalist
in Art & Photography
(Slayton) Bonnie Tocher Clause’s recent book, Edward Hopper in Vermont, explores a side of the famous American artist that is unfamiliar, even to his admirers: the paintings and sketches he did while vacationing in Vermont. Listen to the audio or read the transcript online….
WAMC / Northeast Public Radio – 28 November 2012
The Roundtable / “Edward Hopper in Vermont”
The Boston Globe / Books – 17 November 2012
News about New England books and authors
by Jan Gardner
Hopper in Vermont’s great outdoors
Edward Hopper may be best known for his haunting paintings of urban scenes but he liked to get out of the city in summer, and he never stopped working. Until now, the watercolors he produced in the Green Mountain State have been largely overlooked. “Edward Hopper in Vermont” (University Press of New England) is a fascinating inquiry into the taciturn Republican who gazed beyond the covered bridges and white church steeples to find the Vermont that spoke to him. [More…]
South Royalton Woman highlights famous painter’s Vermont connections
by Brent Hallenbeck
Bonnie Tocher Clause stands on Three Mile Bridge, which crosses the Winooski River a couple miles north of Montpelier. Edward Hopper captured this Vermont bridge in his painting, ‘Country Bridge.’ Clause wrote the book ‘Edward Hopper in Vermont,’ which explores the iconic painter’s time in the Green Mountain state.
MADDIE MCGARVEY/FREE PRESS
ArtDaily Newsletter – 13 November 2012
Edward Hopper’s Vermont watercolors featured in new book
Book Review: “Edward Hopper in Vermont”
Edward Hopper’s Vermont Was the White River Valley
by Bob Eddy
Mike McCune spoke with South Royalton author Bonnie Tocher Clause about her new book, “Edward Hopper in Vermont.“
Often overlooked in light of his contemplative urban scenes and bold architectural and Cape Cod views, the 1930s Vermont landscapes painted by American artist Edward Hopper represent a significant segment of his regional work, infused with a distinctive sense of place.
A new book by independent scholar Bonnie Tocher Clause delves deep into Hopper’s experience in the Green Mountain State with his wife, Jo, who was also an artist.
Clause tells the story of the Hoppers’ getaways to Vermont where they stayed on the Slater farm in South Royalton, enjoying farm life and painting en plein air.
The author’s research led her to find the sites depicted in Hopper’s Vermont paintings. “Edward Hopper in Vermont” also reveals two watercolors not previously recognized as Vermont scenes and details the development of Hopper’s singular style.
Some two dozen paintings and watercolors identified as Vermont scenes are shown in full color in this engaging look at Hopper’s artistic sojourns in his beloved White River Valley.
Edward Hopper in Vermont
by Bonnie Tocher Clause
University Press of New England
Oct. 2012 • 224 pp. 47 illus. (21 color)