Edward Hopper painting of 3 Washington Square North
New York City can’t seem to get enough of Edward Hopper it seems, even after the 3D recreation of Nighthawks at the Flatiron. On Thursday, September 12th,#3 Washington Square North will get a cultural medal to commemorate its former resident, Edward Hopper, who had a live-work studio there from 1913 until his death in 1967. He even painted the rooftop (above) of the row house which was known as the “studio building,” and found much inspiration from the view for his urban paintings. It would later also be the addresses for artists such as Clara Driscoll, William Glackens, Rockwell Kent, Ernest Lawson, Guy Pène de Bois, Walter Pach and Mary Tillinghast.
The Historic Landmarks Preservation Center will be marking the event with talks by art historian Gail Levin, poet Grace Schulman, Whitney Museum Director Adam Weinberg, and NYU Dean of Social Work Lynn Videka.
The building was threatened with demolition by New York University in 1947, highlighting the long, on-going battle between institutional expansion and preservation in Greenwich Village. The event is from 3-4pm at 3 Washington Square Park and is free. The invite says it’ll be cancelled if rain, so we’re guessing there might be some roof access going on!
Photos of the studio interior: