2¼ x 7¼ in. decorative bookmark
Attractively packaged in a plastic sleeve for protection
Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967)
Edward Hopper built his paintings around light. “I like long shadows and early and late sunlight. I am very much interested in light, and particularly sunlight, trying to paint sunlight without eliminating the form under it, if I can.”
For a period early in his career, Hopper worked primarily in black-and-white etchings, producing prints that registered fine gradations of luminosity. Then he returned to watercolors and oil paintings, applying his hard-won skill to the remarkable series of domestic interiors and cityscapes that followed. This image is one of approximately one hundred works in the 2007–2008 major Hopper exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Gallery of Art, Washington; and the Art Institute of Chicago.