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Edward Hopper

Summarizes and highlights the life and work of Edward Hopper.
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Callie Cleckner

on 8 April 2011

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Transcript of Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper "The only real influence I've ever had was myself."
-Edward Hopper "If you could say it in words, there
would be no reason to paint."

-Edward Hopper
(1882-1967) Nighthawks, 1942
oil on canvas
The Art Institute of Chicago (1882-1967) Edward Hopper attended the New York Institute of Art
and design in 1899 for six years. After attending school, he made multiple trips to Paris to learn about impressionism from 1906-1910. Edward Hopper only sold one painting before the age of 41. Summer Evening, 1947
oil on canvas 30 X 42 in.
Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert H Kinney "Summertime" 1943
oil on canvas
Musem of Fine Arts, Boston He worked as an artist for advertising
and popular fiction for over ten years.
He hated his job. Edward Hopper He lived in his New York City apartment for over 50 years, yet he traveled across the country and to Europe for new subjects.
American Realist
Educated by Robert Henri Hopper created a story with an everyday scene. He used lonely individuals, Cape Cod style homes or a bleak city to create a feeling and a story. In my opinon, his ability to create a story was what made him so talented and famous. “Sometimes talking to Eddie is just like dropping a stone in a well, except that it doesn’t thump when it hits bottom." -Josephine Nivison (Hopper's wife) "Sunday" 1926
oil on canvas, 29X34 in.
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY "Prospect Street, Gloucester" 1928 Watercolor on paper 14 x 20 in. Private collection Self-Portrait 1930
Oil on canvas 25 1/16 x 20 3/8 in.
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY Hopper became famous for depicting the American life as sad, dark, and lonely. Hopper was an American Scene painter and an American realist because of his depictions of the people, architecture, and scenery of early 20th century America. Throughout Hopper's career, he mastered etching, watercolors, and was most infamous for his use of oils. Citations Brommer, G. F. (2007). Discovering art history. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, Inc. . Levin, G. (n.d.). Edward hopper an intimate biography. Retrieved fromhttp://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/classics/jvsickle/jv-hopbi.htm
Brainy quote. (2001). Retrieved from http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/e/edward_hopper.html
Hopper, E. (Artist). (1942). Nighthawks. [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/hopper/artwork/111628
Hopper, E. (Artist). (1928). Prospect street, gloucester. [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.artchive.com/artchive/H/hopper/prospect.jpg.html
Hopper, E. (Artist). (1930). Self-portrait. [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/hopper/hopper.self-portrait.jpg
Hopper, E. (Artist). (1943). Summertime. [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.artilim.com/painting/h/hopper-edward/summertime.jpg
Hopper, E. (Artist). (1947). Summer evening. [Web]. Retrieved from http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/wO9ULmfmFqphJX-FNzvR0A
Hopper, E. (Photographer). (1926). Sunday. [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/kuspit/kuspit11-22-06_detail.asp?picnum=5
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