Edward and Josephine Hopper made a series of summer trips into Vermont between 1927 and 1938, culminating in two month-long stays on a farm in South Royalton. There Edward painted a series of distinctive and little-known watercolor landscapes of the White River. Author Bonnie Tocher Clause describes her quest to illuminate the back story of these Vermont sojourns. She will illustrate her talk with slides of Hopper's Vermont works--both watercolors and drawings--along with photographs, old and new, of the real places in the paintings.
Bonnie Clause is a writer and an independent scholar, and Edward Hopper in Vermont is her first book. www.hoppervermont.com