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Edward Hopper

Born in 1882

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846

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Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967) was an extremely influential artist who was best known for his Realist oil paintings and watercolors of urban and rural scenes. Hopper was born in Nyack, NY, and began his formal education in art in 1899 through a series of correspondence courses. After his father urged him to obtain more formal education, he transferred to the New York Institute of Art and Design in 1900. There he studied under

Hopper sold his first painting, Sailing (1911), in 1913 at the age of 31. His hope that this would be the beginning of a full-time career as an independent artist did not materialize for several more years, during which time, he continued to do illustration work in several different industries. In 1923, he met his future wife and fellow painter Josephine Nivison in Gloucester, MA. Nivison retired from her own career as a painter to assist Hopper in promoting his career. This led to six of his watercolor paintings being included in an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. One of them, The Mansard Roof (1923), was sold to the museum’s permanent collection. The following commercial exposure and the positive critical review resulted in the sale of all of his watercolors the next year. This allowed him to finally retire from illustration work and concentrate solely on painting.

Prior to his death in 1967, Hopper produced thousands of works, including his most famous painting, Nighthawks (1942), which was a prime example of his Realist style of painting scenes based on everyday life. Other notable pieces by Hopper include Early Sunday Morning (1930), Girl at Sewing Machine (1921), and Chop Suey (1929).

Today, his works can be found in major institutions around the world, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Tate Gallery in London, among others.

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Feng Zhengjie

PTS 25.00

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844

Guan Liang

PTS 25.00

+217

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Edward Hopper

PTS 25.00

+217

847

+217

848

Alberto Sughi

PTS 25.00

+217

849

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PTS 25.00

+217

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