SusanGoldman Rubin excelled in describing the life and art of Edward Hopper. She portrays the difficulties of his early years as an artist, other artists who influenced him, and alludes to the struggles of a marriage where both husband (Edward) and wife (Jo) are painters. Perhaps both marrying at age 41 was a factor.

I'm curious now why Hopper stuck with realism in a day when Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism were on the rise. His paintings draw me in and hold my attention. The book is generously illustrated with Edward Hopper's paintings, Jo's paintings, paintings of contemporaries and photographs of the artist.

Favorite quote — "Art is like life itself, it's a lot of hard work." ~ Edward Hopper