Edward Hopper


Edward Hopper


Nyack, New York


Town-landscape, genre and figure painting

Born and raised in Nyack, New York, Edward Hopper became one of the best-known painters of 20th-century American genre and landscape. He was especially known for interiors with isolated figures, for rural landscapes and marine scenes.

Following two years of illustration work in 1901, he became a student at the New York School of Art under William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri, the latter being credited by Hopper as his most influential teacher. From about l920 on, a number of younger artists including Thomas Hart Benton, Charles Burchfield, Reginald Marsh, John Steuart Curry, Grant Wood joined Hopper in a nationalist school dedicated to painting the native scene in a more or less naturalistic style.