Josephine (Jo) Verstille Nivison Hopper
(1883 - 1968)
Josephine (Jo) Verstille Nivison Hopper was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts. Josephine Hopper is known for landscape, marine, and portrait painting.
Biography Josephine (Jo) Verstille Nivison Hopper
Josephine Verstille Nivison "Jo" Hopper (née Nivison; March 18, 1883 – March 6, 1968) was an American painter who studied under Robert Henri and Kenneth Hayes Miller, and won the Huntington Hartford Foundation fellowship in 1957. She was the wife of Edward Hopper, whom she married in 1924.
Born in Manhattan to Eldorado Nivison, a pianist and music teacher, and Mary Ann (née McGrath) Nivison, Josephine was the second-born child, but her elder sibling had died in childhood sometime after 1883. Her younger brother Charles was born in 1884. Later in life she recounted that her father had practically no paternal instincts, and the family's existence was always troubled. The Nivisons moved frequently, although remaining in New York City.Displaying 750 of 8524 characters.