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Art: Man of Mysteries

Edward Hopper is one of those painters who are always there on the edge of your awareness. His famous canvases are constantly being reproduced. But when you come...

His Dark Material

The greatest works of art are inevitably turned into kitsch, their fame exploited to sell the most banal products. Guernica adorns T shirts, the Mona Lisa is...

Art: Light and Loneliness

Like one of the telephone poles in the empty landscapes he used to paint, Edward Hopper looms lonely and somewhat isolated in the terrain of American art. He...

Art: The Silent Witness

(See Cover) At a roadside diner in California one day last week, a green and white 1954 three-hole Buick sedan came to a gentle halt and an elderly couple got...

Painting: A Certain Alienated Majesty

Talk was never Edward Hopper's strong suit. His wife Jo, the chatterbox in the family, once observed: "Conversation with Eddie is just like dropping a stone...

Art: GOLD FOR GOLD

A TALL famously reticent old man will stand up this week to receive one of the highest honors possible to U.S. artists: the Gold Medal for Painting presented by...

Art: Traveling Man

On the walls of a Manhattan gallery last week hung some of the best paintings recently produced in the U.S. In the center of the room towered a high-domed,...

Art: By Transcription

Collectors, critics and fellow artists crowded Manhattan's Whitney Museum one night last week to pay homage to a somber, solitary painter who stands among the...

Letters, Jan. 14, 1957

Bare, Bright & Orderly Sir: Thank you for the cover story on Edward Hopper [Dec. 24]. This is the comprehensive type of article on art that the people...

Art: Artists' Choice

Next to the Carnegie show (TIME, Oct. 22), the "Chicago Annual" is the season's biggest U.S. art event. This year 162 U.S. artists were invited to exhibit, and...

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