Edward Hopper was an American painter born on 22 July 1882 in Nyack, New York. Hopper was born in a middle-class family to parents who noticed his talent early and supported his artistic ambitions. However, Hopper’s parents insisted that he study illustration due to its lucrativeness at the time.
In 1889, Hopper enrolled in a New York community art school before transferring to the New York School of Art and Design after a year. While studying illustration, Hopper learned to paint from established painters. He also supported himself by giving art lessons and painting commercially. In 1906, Hopper traveled to Europe with the money he had saved.
In 1910, Hopper returned to America. Struggling to succeed financially as a painter, Hopper earned a living illustrating magazines. He also made etchings which he sold for a small price. In 1923, Hopper started spending summers in Massachusetts, where he switched to using watercolor.
Hopper’s switch to watercolor ushered in the most successful period of his career, exhibiting widely and winning acclaim for his work. He also sold many of his paintings for thousands of dollars. Hopper carried an unblemished reputation as a painter until his death on 15 May 1967 in Washington Square North, New York.
What was Edward Hopper Known For?
Edward Hopper was known for painting realistic scenes that often portrayed a sense of isolation. Hopper had a fascination for empty rooms and incorporated them into his paintings. He was an artist who took his time with every artwork, paying keen attention to detail and relative subject placement. His preferred mediums were oils and watercolors.
What Art Movement was Edward Hopper Associated With?
Edward Hopper was associated with the Realism art movement.
Edward Hopper Artwork
Below are some of the artworks of Edward Hopper
Bridge on the Seine
Early Sunday Morning
From Williamsburg Bridge
Girl at a Sewing Machine
Lighthouse at Two Lights
Office at Night
Office in a Small City
Table for Ladies
All Edward Hopper Artwork on Artchive
|Blackhead, Monhegan||1916-19||Oil On Wood|
|Second Story Sunlight||1960||Oil on Canvas|
|The Lee Shore||1941||Oil on Canvas|
|Hotel Lobby||1943||Oil on Canvas|
|Light at Two Lights||1927||Watercolor on paper|
|Rooms for Tourists||1945||Oil on Canvas|
|New York Movie||1939||Oil on Canvas|
|Sunday||1926||Oil on Canvas|
|Summer Interior||1909||Oil on Canvas|
|Self-Portrait||1903 - 1906||Oil on Canvas|
|Rooms by the Sea||1951||Oil on Canvas|
|Road in Maine||1914||Oil on Canvas|
|El Palacio||1946||Oil on Canvas|
|Office at Night||1940||Oil on Canvas|
|Nighthawks||1942||Oil on Canvas|
|Morning Sun||1952||Oil on Canvas|
|The Mansard Roof||1923||Watercolor on Paper|
|House by the Railroad||1925||Oil on Canvas|
|Hotel Room||1931||Oil on Canvas|
|Gas||1940||Oil on Canvas|
|Drug Store||1927||Oil on Canvas|
|The Circle Theatre||1936||Oil on Canvas|
|Chop Suey||1929||Oil on Canvas|
|Chair Car||1965||Oil on Canvas|
|Cape Cod Evening||1939||Oil on Canvas|
|Cape Cod Afternoon||1936||Oil on Canvas|
|A Woman in the Sun||1961||Oil on Canvas|
|Prospect Street, Gloucester||1934||Oil on Canvas|
|Compartment C, Car 293||1938||Oil on Canvas|
|The Lighthouse at Two Lights||1929||Oil on Canvas|
|Corn Hill (Truro, Cape Cod)||1930||Oil on Canvas|
|Early Sunday Morning||1930||Oil on Canvas|