The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

July 22, 2016

July 22, 1882

One of America's greatest painters, Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 to May 15, 1967) captured in his art an America of wide open spaces, wide open spaces which turn out to be psychological, mainly, as the country is urbanized. This tension is wonderfully portrayed on his canvases. Edward Hopper was from New York, from a comfortable background. We are glad he stopped to draw a cat once.

This sketch of his is currently at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and dated to 1941.

An example of his genius.

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