Edward Hopper, ‘Arab Beggar’, ca. 1900, Thurston Royce Gallery of Fine Art, LTD.

Signature: Signed, lower right: E. Hopper Titled: lower center

Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY, 1995

The artist, until 1967; to his widow, Jo Hopper, until 1968; to the Reverend Arthayer R. Sanborn until 2005, then to the Alexander Gallery, courtesy the Kennedy Gallery until October, 2007, then to a private collection until September, 2010, then to the present owner.

About Edward Hopper

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.

American, 1882-1967, Nyack, New York, based in Maine, Massachusetts and New York