American painter and printmaker who lived from 1882 to 1967. Edward Hopper Although mostly popular for his oil paintings, he was just as proficient in watercolors and gravure as he was in oil paintings.
Hopper, America's foremost realist painter in the twentieth century, was born into a middle-class family in 1882 in Upper Nyack, New York, a yacht building center on the Hudson River.
He studied painting at the New York Institute of Art and Design. One of his instructors, the painter Robert Henri, encouraged his student to create a stir in the world with his art. Henri, who had a great influence on Hopper, encouraged his students to paint realistic pictures of urban life. Henri's students, who later became important painters, became known as the "Ashcan School" in American Art. Hopper also worked under Henri for five years.
After completing his formal education, he made three Paris-based visits to Europe. The purpose of these visits was to study the new art events that emerged there. But unlike many of his contemporaries who imitated the cubist movement, he was influenced by idealism and the work of realist painters. When looking at his early works, one can come across the realists' emphasis on color and shape. Avoiding seascapes and ships, which were the main themes of New England, Hopper had a keen interest in Victorian architecture, although it was no longer in vogue. Carol Troyen, curator of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, said of the painter, "She was fond of houses with spiers or spiers, verandas, mansard roofs, and adorned with wonderful shadows. She always said that her favorite thing to draw was the sun hitting a house." said.
Hopper, who worked as a commercial painter for many years, could not achieve the success he wanted in painting. Selling small prints and watercolors to tourists, the painter could not show himself in important publications because he could not attract the attention of gallery owners or curators.
According to Troyen, Hopper's first work of interest was The Mansard Roof, which he painted in 1923. The painter had drawn this painting during his first summer in Gloucester. Art school classmate Josephine Nivison Hopper (who would later become his wife) recommended that she, along with several other paintings, be included in the Brooklyn Museum's annual watercolor exhibition. The Mansard Roof was purchased by the museum for $100 and added to their permanent collection.
In 1924 he married the painter Josephine Jo Nivison. The couple, who constantly argued, had a violent relationship. Hopper was a jealous man with obsessions, and was even bothered by the attention his wife showed to their cat, Arthur. Jo also modeled for her husband while taking care of the housework. Although she felt stuck in this relationship, she always admired and respected her husband and his work. She became the painter's biggest supporter.
Edward Hopper's Style
Hopper painted House by the Railroad in 1925, which marked his artistic maturity. This painting was also the beginning of the series in which the artist uses hard lines and wide shapes in empty urban and rural landscapes, emphasizing the solitary air of his subjects with extraordinary lighting. The painter mostly focused on the common features of American life. These include gas stations, hotels, railroads, empty streets and their calm atmosphere.
Hopper continued to paint in his old age. At this time, he was spending his life between New York and Massachusetts. He died in 1967 in his workshop in New York, very close to Washington Square Park. His wife, Josephine Nivison, died ten months later. Before his death, he donated the painter's work to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Other important paintings by Hopper are at the Museum of Modern Art, The Des Moines Art Center and the Art Institute of Chicago in New York.Hopper's rural New England landscapes are no less expressive. For example, Gas (1940) is a distinctive, clean, well-lit shelter that exists to meet the nighttime needs of travelers on their way to sleep. Bright sunlight and shadows are also symbolic elements in Hopper's paintings. "Early Sunday Morning" (1930), "Summertime" (1943), "Seven A.M." These elements can be found in paintings such as (1948) and "Sun in an Empty Room" (1963).
In terms of his interests, Hopper can be compared to his contemporary Norman Rockwell. Hopper often uses blank spaces in his work. An example would be the gas station on the side of an empty country road and the way the natural light of the sky intersects with the artificial light from the gas station. In many of Hopper's works, the keen relationship of human beings with the environment is handled. Just like silent scenes in movies or plays, the characters in Hopper's paintings seem to be painted before or after a climax scene.
He entered a period in the late 1940s where he rarely painted. During this period, the painter, whose health gradually deteriorated, had to be treated frequently.
He died in his studio in New York City in 1967. He was buried in Nyack's Oak Hill Cemetery after he died.
Edward Hopper Famous Paintings
Edward Hopper, who died at the age of 85, is behind; Nighthawks, Hotel Lobby, Desks for Ladies, Saltillo Mansion, Small Town Office, Early Sunday Morning, Social Realism, Marina, Landscape, Fountain Pen, Engraving, Watercolor, Hotel Room, City Roof, Barber Shop, Sheridan Theatre, New York Movie, Lee Shore, Bridle Road, Tourists, Pennsylvania Coal Town, Summer Evening, South Carolina Morning, Night Owls, Sunset on the Railroad, Pharmacy, Beach Post, Evening at Cape Code, Lighthouse, Chinese Restaurant, Auto, Sun in an Empty Room and many more works has left.
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