Edward Hopper

Knowledge Identifier: +Edward_Hopper


Edward Hopper

American realist painter and printmakeradd

Category: Visual Arts

Born in 1882, deceased in 1967.

Countries: United States (64%), Massachusetts (18%), Netherlands (5%)

Main connections: Josephine Hopper, Massachusetts, New York University

Linked to: Whitney Museum of American Art, Ashcan School, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art




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Edward Hopper was born in 1882 add something


Hopper was a good student in grade school and showed talent in drawing at age five. add something


In 1895, he created his first signed oil painting, Rowboat in Rocky Cove. add something


Hopper began art studies with a correspondence course in 1899. add something


In 1905, Hopper landed a part-time job with an advertising agency, where he did cover designs for trade magazines. add something


In 1912, Hopper traveled to Gloucester, Massachusetts, to seek some inspiration and did his first outdoor paintings in America. add something


Josephine Hopper - She first met her future husband Edward Hopper in art school, and again in 1914 in Ogunquit where they were staying in the same boarding house


At an impasse over his oil paintings, in 1915 Hopper turned to etching, producing about 70 works, many of urban scenes of both Paris and New York. add something


Josephine Hopper - As Edward Hopper's career soared soon after the marriage and his reputation continued to grow, Jo's artistic career waned after the 1920s


By 1923, Hopper’s slow climb finally produced a breakthrough. add something


With Nivison’s help, six of Hopper’s Gloucester, Massachusetts watercolors were admitted to an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum in 1923. add something


Josephine Hopper - She is was the wife of Edward Hopper, whom she married in 1924


In 1925, he produced House by the Railroad. add something


In 1929, he produced Chop Suey and Railroad Sunset. add something


Jo Mielziner - He was acquainted with the American artist Edward Hopper, who is said to have modeled his well-known painting "Early Sunday Morning" after Mielziner's set for Elmer Rice's play "Street Scene", produced in 1929


New York University - In the 1930s, the abstract expressionists Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, and the realists Edward Hopper and Thomas Hart Benton had studios around Washington Square


In 1933, the Museum of Modern Art gave Hopper his first large-scale retrospective. add something


The Hoppers built their summer house in South Truro in 1934. add something


Charles E. Burchfield - Though one critic commented that Burchfield was " Edward Hopper on a rainy day," a 1936 "Life Magazine" article named him one of America's 10 greatest painters


He wrote in 1939, “So much of every art is an expression of the subconscious that it seems to me most of all the important qualities are put there unconsciously, and little of importance by the conscious intellect. add something


Richard Diebenkorn - In 1940, Diebenkorn entered Stanford University, where he met his first two artistic mentors, Professor Victor Arnautoff who guided Diebenkorn in classical formal discipline with oil paint, and Daniel Mendelowitz, with whom he shared a passion for the work of Edward Hopper


Edward Ruscha - Some critics are quick to see the influence of Edward Hopper's Gas in Ruscha's 1963 oil painting, Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas.

Major work

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper


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Princeton University Art Museum - In 1945, Professor Clifton R. Hall bequeathed his collection of old master prints and American watercolors, including three masterpieces by Edward Hopper


Hopper died in his studio near Washington Square in New York City on May 15, 1967. add something


James Gill (artist) - In 1967, the "Sao Paulo 9 - Environment United States: 1957-1967" in Brazil showed Gills works with artists such as Andy Warhol and Edward Hopper


Josephine Hopper - They remained together until Edward Hopper's death in 1967


In 1993, Madonna was inspired sufficiently by Hopper's 1941 painting Girlie Show that she named her world tour after it and incorporated many of the theatrical elements and mood of the painting into the show. add something


In 2007, an exhibition focused on the period of Hopper’s greatest achievements—from about 1925 to mid-century—and was presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. add something


His artwork was used as the basis for the surface world in "Texhnolyze" as well as for much of the 2008 animated film "Bolt" add something



In 2011, The Whitney Museum of American Art held an exhibition called "Edward Hopper and His Times" add something


The same band's 2013 single "Night Café" was influenced by "Nighthawks" and mentions Hopper by name add something


Josephine Hopper - Jo's watercolors were exhibited at the Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY, in 2014 and a few examples were included in an exhibition of "Edward Hopper as Illustrator" at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, in 2014


Josephine Hopper - In 2016, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, announced that 69 drawings and watercolors by Jo Hopper were included in the gift of Laurence C. and J. Anton Schiffenhaus, along with 96 drawings by Edward Hopper


British singer and songwriter Paul Weller's 2017 album A Kind Revolution features a track called Hopper, which pays its respects to the painter add something


Irish novelist, Christine Dwyer Hickey, published a novel, "The Narrow Land", in 2019 in which Edward and Jo Hopper were central characters add something