Edward Hopper, ‘Elevan A.M.’, 1926, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Collection: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

Image rights: Photo: Cathy Carver

"Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection"

Venue: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2016 - 2017)

Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

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