EDWARD HOPPER (1882 - 1967)

Early in his career, Edward Hopper worked mainly in oils and printmaking struggling to make a name for himself in the art world.  He kept a studio in Greenwich Village and spent summers in New England where he had a home in Truro on Cape Cod.  He used several locations in that area as the subject matter for his paintings.  His paintings expressed emotions of loneliness and mystery.  These themes are evident in his iconic piece, Nighthawks, 1942.  After marrying in 1923, his wife encouraged him to work more extensively in watercolor.  By the time of his death in 1967, Hopper had been reclaimed as a major influence by a new generation of American realist artists.