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How Edward Hopper Represented the Counterculture of the 1920s

by Ashley Jumbelick


“Throughout his work through the 1920s, Edward Hopper truly represents the counterculture of his time. He did not favor the technological advance of his time. He also did not support city life and instead chose the rural lifestyle. In the following I shall discuss four major paintings he did during the 1920s. At the end I also note how I created my project and include how I presented the information…”

About the Author

Ashley Jumbelick is a freshman at Millersville University majoring in Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeology. Her project, How Edward Hopper Represents the Counterculture of the 1920s, was created for her English 110 class. She was inspired to create this project by the artist himself, who is one of her favorites. She spent hours poring over the four paintings and enjoyed every minute of it. The project itself was a persuasive recorded PowerPoint. As the title suggests, it looked through the artist’s paintings during the 1920s and how they represented the counterculture. She set out to get her audience to understand and use a more creative format. Ashley plans on doing more research on Edward Hopper as she believes he is a very interesting artist. After doing something like this, she plans on being more creative on future projects. This way, she hopes to always do her best.

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