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The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota is currently hosting the exhibition “Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process.” Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the show is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the drawings and creative process of the iconic American artist Edward Hopper. Known for his enigmatic renderings of rural and urban American life, Hopper’s paintings of seascapes, cityscapes, and their inhabitants are some of the most significant artworks of the 20th century.

“Hopper Drawing” offers viewers a rare glimpse into the creative process of an artist who produced one of the most lauded oeuvres in modern art. Hopper’s drawings illustrate his ever-changing relationships with his subjects, which include the street, the movie theater, the office, his bedroom, and the road. Drawn from the Whitney’s remarkable Hopper collection, which includes 2,500 drawings given to the museum by the artist’s widow, Josephine, “Hopper Drawing” includes drafts of some of the artist’s most recognized works alongside their painted counterparts. Works on view include “Early Sunday Morning,” “New York Movie,” “Nighthawks,” and “Office at Night,” from the Walker’s collection.

“Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process” will be on view at the Walker Art Center through June 20, 2014.

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The Dallas Museum of Art is currently hosting the traveling exhibition Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process. The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York organized the show, which is the first of its kind to focus on the drawings and working process of American painter Edward Hopper.

The exhibition features over 200 works including drawings, watercolors, prints and paintings drawn mainly from the Whitney’s revered collection of the artist’s work. Hopper Drawing reveals a mostly unknown side of the renowned artist, allowing visitors an intimate glimpse into Hopper’s mind at work. Maxwell L. Anderson, the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum, said, “Through this presentation, we are able to better understand the gestation of Hopper’s ideas and the transformations they underwent from paper to canvas.”

Hopper Drawing will be on view at the Dallas Museum of Art through February 16, 2014.

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