The Fondation Beyeler’s 2020 spring exhibition presents works by Edward Hopper (1882–1967), one of the 20th century’s most important American painters. Hopper was born in Nyack, New York. After training as an illustrator, he studied painting at the New York School of Art until 1906. Next to German, French and Russian literature, the young artist found key reference points in painters such as Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Goya, Gustave Courbet and Édouard Manet.
The exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler has its focus on Hopper’s iconic representations of the infinite expanse of American landscapes and cityscapes. With watercolors and oil paintings dating from the 1910s to the 1960s, the exhibition provides an extensive overview of the multifaceted nature of Edward Hopper’s oeuvre.
Organized by the Fondation Beyeler in cooperation with the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the major repository of Hopper’s work.
This video provides you with an exhibition walk-through on the occasion of the opening reception of the show. Edward Hopper at Fondation Beyeler, Riehen (Basel, Switzerland). Vernissage, January 25, 2020.
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