On August 30, 1967, Lee Krasners friend Ad Reinhardt died of a heart attack. Widowed since Jackson Pollocks death in 1956, she held a wake for her him at her home on the East End of Long Island. Reinhardt was buried in the same Springs cemetery as Pollock. This unusual gesture on Krasners part marked her long affection for a painter who stood out among his male contemporaries for the respect which he showed for her work.
In June 1976, when I began at the Whitney Museum of American Art as the first (and only) curator of the Edward Hopper Collection, I had no thought of researching his wife, Josephine Verstille Nivison Hopper (1883 1968).