Edward Hopper was a renowned American realist painter best remembered for his works such as 1927's Automat, 1942's Nightwalks and 1953's Office in a Small City. He is widely regarded as America's most important realist painter of the twentieth century.
He was the son of Elizabeth Smith and Garret Henry Hopper. He had a sister named Marion. In 1924, he and artist Josephine Hopper tied the knot. He and Josephine remained together until his death in 1967.
He died in his studio.
He never fathered any children, and his wife Josephine often referred to his paintings as her “children”.
Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.Edward Hopper
I find in working always the disturbing intrusion of elements not a part of my most interested vision, and the inevitable obliteration and replacement of this vision by the work itself as it proceeds.Edward Hopper
I trust Winsor and Newton and I paint directly upon it.Edward Hopper
If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.Edward Hopper
In general it can be said that a nation's art is greatest when it most reflects the character of its people.Edward Hopper
In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period.Edward Hopper
It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method.Edward Hopper
My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature.Edward Hopper
No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.Edward Hopper
Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great.Edward Hopper
The question of the value of nationality in art is perhaps unsolvable.Edward Hopper
The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art, but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.Edward Hopper
There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate and sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions.Edward Hopper
was a famous American painter,
who was born on
July 22, 1882. As a person born on this date, Edward Hopper is listed in our database as the 12th
most popular celebrity for the day (July 22) and the 5th most popular for the year (1882).
People born on July 22
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Edward Hopper is the 299th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Edward Hopper's birthday, Edward Hopper is the 2049th most famous American.
In general, Edward Hopper ranks as the 3613th
most popular famous person, and the 29th most popular painter of all time.
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