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Edward Hopper, the painter of reality, was born in 1882
22 July, 2016
The classic works of American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) capture the realities of urban and rural American life with a poignancy and beauty that have placed them among the most enduring and popular images of the 20th century.
From the late 1920s, Hopper was recognized as one of the most profound American artists, praised for his mastery at painting light, for his direct, eloquent realism, and for his unique sensitivity to modern American life. He excelled as a painter in oils, as a watercolorist, and as a printmaker.
We highlight three key exhibitions dedicated to his artistic explorations: Edward Hopper in Washington a show that marked the first time in more than 50 years that a comprehensive exhibition of this great artist’s work had been seen in American museums outside New York; Hopper in Madrid, the largest and most ambitious selection of works by the US artist ever to be shown in Europe, and the most recent Edward Hopper, the storyteller, at Palazzo Fava.