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July 22 Birthday: EDWARD HOPPER PAINTS HIS WORLD
Edward Hopper, painter
b. July 22, 1882
d. May 15, 1967
EDWARD HOPPER PAINTS HIS WORLD
(Henry Holt, 2014)
Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: on the
cover of his pencil box, he wrote the words EDWARD HOPPER, WOULD-BE
ARTIST. He traveled to New York and to Paris to hone his craft. And even
though no one wanted to buy his paintings for a long time, he never
stopped believing in his dream to be an artist. He was fascinated with
painting light and shadow and his works explore this challenge.
courage, resilience, and determination. In this striking picture book
biography, Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor invite young readers into
the world of a truly special American painter (most celebrated for his
paintings “Nighthawks” and “Gas”).