Nationality & Life Dates:
American, 1882 –
Watercolor on paper
Support/Overall: 13 5/8 x 19 7/8 inches
Purchase with Henry B. Scott Fund
Currently Not on View
Edward Hopper’s early training with Robert Henri at the New York School of Art from 1900 to 1906 led him to paint realistic scenes of urban and rural America. In 1924 a successful gallery exhibition in New York enabled him to give up commercial work altogether and concentrate fully on painting. Hopper depicted his favored subjects—cityscapes, landscapes, and room interiors—solemnly, in carefully composed compositions that seem timeless and frozen but are animated by the effects of natural and artificial light.