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Edward Hopper

American, 1882–1967

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Edward Hopper

American, 1882–1967

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Edward Hopper defined 20th-century realism with his austere, eerie scenes that conveyed the alienation and isolation of modern life. Nighthawks (1942), a painting of three customers sitting at the counter of a diner late at night, is among his most famous works. The illusion of light pervades his paintings, which depict late 19th-century architecture, coastal views, and scenes of the city. Hopper’s characters, even when painted in groups, seem disconnected and lost in thought. "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," he said.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Edward Hopper defined 20th-century realism with his austere, eerie scenes that conveyed the alienation and isolation of modern life. Nighthawks (1942), a painting of three customers sitting at the counter of a diner late at night, is among his most famous works. The illusion of light pervades his paintings, which depict late 19th-century architecture, coastal views, and scenes of the city. Hopper’s characters, even when painted in groups, seem disconnected and lost in thought. "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," he said.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Edward Hopper
Why Edward Hopper’s “Chop Suey” Could Break the $100 Million Mark
Nov 9th, 2018
Why Edward Hopper’s “Chop Suey” Could Break the $100 Million Mark
Understanding Edward Hopper’s Lonely Vision of America, beyond “Nighthawks”
Aug 9th, 2018
Understanding Edward Hopper’s Lonely Vision of America, beyond “Nighthawks”
What Do the Childhood Works of Famous Artists Look Like?
Aug 15th, 2017
What Do the Childhood Works of Famous Artists Look Like?
Elsa Zambrano Turns Souvenirs into Original Artworks
Sep 25th, 2015
Elsa Zambrano Turns Souvenirs into Original Artworks
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