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Edward Hopper, a twentieth-century American artist, was well-known for his realistic portrayal of modern life.  Hopper’s most famous painting, Nighthawks, was painted in 1942 and now is located at the Art Institute of Chicago.  Nighthawks depicts lonely people sitting in an urban diner at night.       


LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Term

  • Hopper, Edward (Subject)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • N6537 .H6
  • ND237 .H75

Circulating Books and Resources – A Selected List

  • Berkow, Ita.  Edward Hopper: A Modern ( American) Master. 1999.

                            Call Number: ND237 .H75 B47 1999

  • Levin, Gail.  Edward Hopper: The Art and the Artist. 1980.

                          Call Number: ND237 .H75 A4 1980

  • Levin, Gail.  Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography. 1998.

                            Call Number: N6537 .H6  L48 1998

  • Lyons, Deborah.  Edward Hopper and the American Imagination. 1995.

                           Call Number: ND237 .H75 A4 1995

  • Marker, Sherry. Edward Hopper. 1990.

                           Call Number: N6537 .H6 M35 1990

  • Strand, Mark.  Hopper. 2001.

                          Call Number: ND237 .H75 S76 2001

Reference Materials

  • Art History (Revised Second Edition) - (by Stokstad).  2005. 

                            Call Number: REF  N5300 .S923 2005                              

o   Pg. 1071

  • Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (Twelfth Edition). 2005.

                          Call Number: REF N5300 .G25 2005 

o      Pg. 1024

  • Great Artists of the Western World: American Artists. 1987.

                         Call Number: REF N40 .G77 1987

o   Vol. 9, pgs. 118-119, 126-127

  • Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History. 2000.

                      Call Number: REF N5300 .F64 2000

o   Pgs. 330-331

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Art Full Text
  • Oxford Art Online

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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Last Revised on June 15, 2010

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