Edward Hopper Pennsylvania Coal Town on view at the Galeries Nationales in Paris

. August 19, 2013

Edward Hopper’s “Pennsylvania Coal Town,” from the collection of The Butler Institute of American Art, is currently on view at the Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais in Paris, France.

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) Pennsylvania Coal Town, 1947 Oil on canvas 28 x 40 inches Butler Collection, acquired 1948

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) Pennsylvania Coal Town, 1947 Oil on canvas 28 x 40 inches Butler Collection, acquired 1948

The Butler’s painting joins works from other prominent American museums, including New York’s Whitney Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, as part of an important Hopper retrospective, the first to ever be in staged in Paris. The exhibition has crowds flocking to the Grand Palais, an iconic Paris landmark located on the Champs-Elysées, that was built as an exhibition hall for the 1900 World’s Fair.

Hopper, known above all for his paintings of the United States, first honed his art in Paris in the early 20th century before returning to New York to perfect his melancholic style, which often shows scenes from the everyday life of the American middle class. “Pennsylvania Coal Town” (painted in 1947) is one such work, and a highlight of this Paris retrospective. www.butlerart.com

Category: Fine Art

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