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Edward Hopper

1882–1967

12 WORKS ONLINE OF 3153 WORKS IN THE MUSEUM COLLECTION
Edward Hopper, Early Sunday Morning, 1930. Oil on canvas, 35 3/16 × 60 1/4 in. (89.4 × 153 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney  31.426  On view in the museum  On view in the museum
© Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Edward Hopper was inspired by the light and architecture of the modern American city and the everyday things that he saw in the places he visited, such as restaurants, offices, gas stations, movie theaters, and hotels. Hopper made sketches of actual sites but most of his compositions were created in the studio. He was less concerned about recording reality exactly as he saw it, than about communicating a mood or feeling. Many of his works create a sense of loneliness and isolation that he felt was part of life in the United States.
About the artist
Edward Hopper, Self Portrait, 1925–30  70.1165  On view in the museum  On view in the museum

Inspiration

“What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.”

—Edward Hopper

Hopper’s Model
For more than forty years, Edward Hopper’s wife, Josephine Nivison was the model for many of his paintings.

in the mood for movies

“When I don’t feel in the mood for painting I go to the movies for a week or more. I go on a regular movie binge!”

—Edward Hopper

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“So many people say painting is fun. I don’t find it fun at all.  It’s hard work for me.”


—Edward Hopper

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