In a press release issued last week, the Edward Hopper House announced that it will be receiving over 1,000 artifacts and memorabilia documenting Edward Hopper's family life and early years. The collection "consists of juvenilia and other materials from the formative years of Hopper's life and includes original letters, drawings from his school years ... photographs, original newspaper articles, and other items that allow visitors to experience firsthand how Hopper's childhood and home environment shaped his art."
Above you can find Exhibit A from the collection. A picture that young Hopper, only 9 years old, drew on the back of his 3rd grade report card. A sure early sign of his talents.
Portions of this archive will be available for viewing this fall. If you're in Nyack, New York, pay the Edward Hopper House a visit.
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