James Prosek: Drawing on Hopper

“In every artist’s development the germ of the later work can be found in the earlier. . . . What he was once, he always is. . . ” -Edward Hopper

Join award-winning artist, naturalist, and writer James Prosek at the exhibition, “Edward Hopper’s Hudson River Boyhood and Emerging Artistic Vision” (on view until March 26th). The renowned Connecticut based artist explores parallels with Edward Hopper’s childhood experiences, specifically how objects and scenes he was drawn to capture in his sketchbooks–as he wandered, and trespassed, on private lands of his rural hometown–would help shape his mature artistic identity. As with Hopper, art was a natural outlet for him and as a youth he developed his artistic gift and love of nature.

Described early in his career as a modern-day Audubon, Prosek made his authorial debut at nineteen years of age with Trout: an Illustrated History (1996). Today, the Yale graduate and Connecticut resident continues to bring the natural world into people’s lives through his large-scale silhouette murals and paintings, watercolors, and trompe l’oeil clay and bronze sculptures. Prosek’s work has been featured in major museums and exhibitions, including “Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art” organized by the Florence Griswold Museum and now on view Brandywine Museum of Art. Recently, Yale University Art Gallery published “Art, Artifact, Artifice,” a catalog of his 2020/21 exhibition, and this fall, the Amon Carter Museum will present Trespassers: James Prosek and the Texas Prairie this fall.

Members will receive a discount on tickets. Each ticket also includes a glass of wine.

James Prosek: Drawing on Hopper will be held in the galleries at Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center, Nyack, New York

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center
82 North Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
Times: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$20.00 - Non-Members
$15 - Members

Presenter: Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center
Presenter Phone: 845.358.0774
Presenter Website: www.edwardhopperhouse.org