Hopper birthday to you

storm-jamesonEdward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and print-maker. His stark renderings reflected modern American life in his oils, watercolours, print-making and etchings. Hopper was born in upper Nyack, New York, and raised in a strict Baptist home. According to Wikipedia, from an early age, his parents encouraged his art.

Hopper began art studies with a correspondence course in 1899, transferring to the New York Institute of Art and Design. There he studied for six years, with teachers including William Merritt Chase, who instructed him in oil painting.  Hopper was also influenced by Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas, however, sketching from live models proved a challenge and a shock for the conservatively raised Hopper.

He died in his studio near Washington Square in New York City on May 15, 1967. His wife, who died 10 months later, bequeathed their joint collection of over 3,000 works to the Whitney Museum of American Art.  Other significant paintings are held by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Des Moines Art Center, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

My photo has been taken from a detailed section from Room in New York from the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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