Edward Hopper paintings cover the American realism movement and Hopper is amongst the most popular artists from the whole of the 20th century. This website covers the best paintings from Edward Hopper and also covers his life and career in detail. There are photos of his work and also a fuller list further down the page of his back catalogue. You can buy Edward Hopper paintings here.
Edward Hopper was most famous for reflecting American life in a calming, stylish way which many find instantly charming and has helped his reputation to remain exceptionally strong up to the present day. Hopper's original paintings are amongst the most reproduced of any American artist currently, most frequently as framed giclee art prints, posters and stretched canvases with customers choosing from a huge selection going back the artist's whole career.
Edward Hopper Paintings
Edward Hopper paintings typically cover American landscapes with a realist style that whilst accurate is also quite contemporary because of the colours that the artist used as well as the scenes that he would choose to cover. In some cases there would be humans set within the scene as the main focal point, whilst in others it would be a true landscape piece within nothing to appreciate but the sprawling countryside or seascape.
Whilst part of the realist art movement, Edward Hopper always used a slight lack of detail or precision on his characters that adorned several of his paintings and this helped to create an atmosphere which felt relaxing and accessible. His paintings consistently had very simple scenes which concentrated entirely on the mood of an individual at that time, as seen in Nighthawks, Sunday and Hotel by a Railroad. The slightly blurred humans tend to draw the viewer in, curiously looking for more information on each scene.
Gas is one example of where Hopper uses no people at all and the objects of the gas station serve entirely as the scene. One can easily imagine what may have been going on in the lighted office to the right of the work and it would be interesting to know the location of the gas station, and whether it is still in use or not. The mood throughout the career of Hopper is tranquility and a lack of activity other than with the main focus of each painting.
Many sources within the media have made use of the inspirational work of Edward Hopper including films and television programmes. The artist is now well known internationally but he will always be most loved within America because of the style of his work and the way that it charmingly captures moments within American society of the past. Many will get their own memories from seeing his paintings and it is easy to understand why so many are still interested in his career.
Room In Brooklyn painting by Edward Hopper
Room In Brooklyn is one of several paintings produced by Edward Hopper which feature individuals looking out of their windows, normally with a landscape seen through the same window that they are looking out from. This type of scene reflected the mood that Hopper displayed in his models, typically thoughtful and relaxed, enjoying whichever landscape the painter had decided to include.
Besides Room In Brooklyn, other paintings featuring this same set up of a model peeking out from their window, of from just outside of their homes include Western Motel, Carolina Morning, New York Office and Sunday. Hopper's best known painting, Nighthawks, repeats this approach but with several individuals sat separately around a quite bar scene. That again holds a background outside with no others around to ensure the focal point of the painting is obvious.
Room in New York painting by Edward Hopper
Room in New York featured above is a classic American scene and another popular choice as reproduction copy amongst his many fans. Whilst being a realist painter, there is still the artist's own mark within each of his works, with a very personal view of American society at that time reflected in each and every painting. Incidentally, Hopper also achieved success as a watercolourist and etcher but these have been somewhat forgotten in the present day.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is now the best place to head for those looking to appreciate the career of Edward Hopper, with it being gifted around 3,000 of his works from the family of the artist following his death. He had constantly struggled to achieve success within his career and it was only in later years that he managed to get substantial exposure, though today he has become a major American art figure.
Lighthouse Porthead painting by Edward Hopper
Hills South Truro painting by Edward Hopper
Hills South Truro
Approaching a City painting by Edward Hopper
Approaching a City
Route 6 Eastham painting by Edward Hopper
Route 6 Eastham
Lighthouse at Two Lights painting by Edward Hopper
Lighthouse at Two Lights
Rooms by the Sea painting by Edward Hopper
Rooms by the Sea
Ground Swell painting by Edward Hopper
Please see below for a summarised list of the best Hopper paintings that are featured throughout this website.
Nighthawks painting by Edward Hopper
Seven AM painting by Edward Hopper
Automat painting by Edward Hopper
Hill and Houses Cape Elizabeth Maine painting by Edward Hopper
Morgensonne painting by Edward Hopper
Cape Cod Morning painting by Edward Hopper
Portrait of Orleans painting by Edward Hopper
Chop Suey painting by Edward Hopper
House By 'squam River painting by Edward Hopper
Lighthouse and Buildings painting by Edward Hopper
Coast Guard Station painting by Edward Hopper
Bootleggers painting by Edward Hopper
Light at Two Lights painting by Edward Hopper
First Row Orchestra painting by Edward Hopper
People in the Sun painting by Edward Hopper
Drug Store painting by Edward Hopper
Dawn in Pennsylvania painting by Edward Hopper
Hotel Room painting by Edward Hopper
Mansard Roof painting by Edward Hopper
August in the City painting by Edward Hopper
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