Edward Hopper was a renowned American artist born on July 22, 1882 in Nyack, New York. He had an older sister named Marion and his parents were both supportive of the arts. Consequently, his parents introduced him to various forms of visual arts while they were growing up. As an adult, Edward Hopper pursued further studies in commercial illustration and achieved more success with this than painting. Despite gaining success as an illustrator he still continued to paint throughout his life and gained widespread acclaim for his distinct style of realism.
Hopper’s works are unified by a sense of isolation and solitude, which depicts the feelings of countless Americans that cannot always be articulated in words. He sought to capture the loneliness found in the public places we find ourselves in during our lives and depict how those places can feel desolating rather than communal. His unmistakable influence has made Edward Hopper one of the most recognizable American contemporary artists. Staying true to himself in terms of working independently has allowed for his legacy to remain timeless over a hundred years later.
Famous Edward Hopper Artwork
Famous Edward Hopper artwork include: Office in a Small City, Early Sunday Morning (1930), Office at Night (1940), Chop Suey (1929), Automat (1927), and Nighthawks (1942), among others.