Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper was an American artist widely accredited as the most important realist painter of 20th century America.

Hopper’s vision of reality, however, was selective and reflected his temperament as he depicted isolated figures, empty cityscapes and landscapes; demonstrating that realism doesn’t necessarily mean an exact representation, but rather an interpretive rendering. 

After encountering it in Paris, Hopper was strongly influenced by the Impressionist movement, attracted to the light and colour palettes, as well as the quick brush strokes.

Hopper’s style became easily identifiable and distinctive, his landscapes and empty rooms had a transitory effect on viewers which became recognised throughout the art world.

Edward Hopper never lacked popular appeal in his lifetime and still holds the status as one of the two most prominent figures in early 20th century American art.