Edward Hopper

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Birthday
22, 1882
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 15, 1967 (84)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1882
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 15, 1967 (84)

About

Iconic American realist painter whose best-known works included "Nighthawks" from 1942 and "Automat" from 1927. He was skilled both at watercolor and etching.

Before Fame

He developed, as a young man, a philosophy of life and art that was greatly influenced by the literary work of Ralph Waldo Emerson. His first signed oil painting was 'Rowboat in Rocky Cove' from 1895.

Trivia

He was famous for his artistic depictions of urban and rural life in America.

Family Life

His birthplace and boyhood home became known as the Edward Hopper House Art Center and was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. He married Josephine Nivison Hopper in 1924.

Associated With

He was influenced by Mark Rothko.