The exhibition shows works by Edward Hopper (1882-1967), one of the most influential American painters of the 20th century. The exhibition does not follow a precise chronology but focuses on specific themes. These include traffic routes, rocks, light and shadow, ships and lighthouses, people, houses and landscape, and the forest. These themes are essential for a good understanding of his work. The artist of the subconscious as a chronicler of his time, realism combined with surrealism. The exhibition includes watercolours and oil paintings from the years 1910 to 1960.
Affiche Fondation Beyeler, Edward Hopper, Gas, 1940, Öl auf Leinwand, 66.7 x 102.2 cm. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. © Heirs of Josephine Hopper / 2019, ProLitteris, Zurich. © 2019 Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York / Scala, Florence