Gail Levin

Gail Levin organised the first retrospective of Edward Hopper’s work in Britain for the Hayward Gallery in 1981. Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography was published in 1998.

Edward Hopper languished into his forties as a commercial illustrator. He got his first break thanks to a boost from a fellow artist called Josephine Verstille Nivison, who in the fall of 1923 got the Brooklyn Museum to include him in a group show to which she had been invited to contribute. He married her the following year. Success of a sort followed. Hopper’s painting of a tall,...

Modernism’s Future

Jon Whiteley, 18 March 1982

Has the art of our century an identity of its own? Is it consistent? Has it common interests? The Oxford Companion to Art, published in 1970, is not helpful in answering these questions. It has...

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The Loneliness Thing

Peter Campbell, 5 February 1981

When Frederic Church’s lost painting ‘The Icebergs’ was found to be in the possession of a school in England, newspapers here had to explain that Church was a 19th-century...

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