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Edward Hopper An Artist That Captured the Beauty of People

 Edward Hopper was born in 1882 in New York City, and grew up in a home of dominating women, from his grandmother to his sister. His love of art began at the ripe young age of ten when Hopper first picked up a pencil and began drawing geometric shapes and household objects like cups and vases. His parents were notably supportive of his pursuit of art, and when he was 13 years old, he completed his first signed oil painting. 

Throughout his school life, he continued to paint, draw, and sketch many different forms, mostly enjoying creating comics that featured women dominating men, a true example of art imitating life. That would come to be a recurring theme for Hopper, who, in his 60-year career, created hundreds of pieces, displaying real everyday scenes in urban and rural life. Hopper had a way of bringing out the color and humanity in even the simplest lovely moments, best seen in his most famous piece, Nighthawks. To really appreciate the contribution of Edward Hopper to the world of Realist art, take a look at these 20 gorgeous paintings.

 

1. Early Sunday Morning, 1930

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Early Sunday Morning, 1930  

(By Elton Luz, Wikiart)  

 

2. Office at Night, 1940

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Office at Night, 1940

(By SpenceEmmett, Wikiart)  

 

3. Bistro, 1909 

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Bistro, 1909

(By ポコポコ, Wikiart)  

 

4. Valley Of The Seine, 1908 

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Valley Of The Seine, 1908 

(By xennex, Wikiart)  

 

5. Night on the El Train, 1918

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Night on the El Train, 1918

(By xennex, Wikiart)  

 

6. Bluff, 1916-19

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Bluff, 1916-19

(By Inês, Wikiart)  

 

7. Girl at a Sewing Machine, 1921

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Girl at a Sewing Machine, 1921

(By xennex, Wikiart)  

 

8. Jo Sketching at Good Harbour Beach, 1923 

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Jo Sketching at Good Harbour Beach, 1923

(By hayabuzo, Wikiart)  

 

9. Deck of a Beam Trawler, Gloucester, 1923 

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Deck of a Beam Trawler, Gloucester, 1923

(By hayabuzo, Wikiart)  

 

10. Apartment Houses, 1923

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Apartment Houses, 1923

(By xennex, Wikiart)  

 

11. Houses of Squam Light, Gloucester, 1923 

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Houses of Squam Light, Gloucester, 1923

(By hayabuzo, Wikiart)  

 

12. The Bootleggers, 1925

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, The Bootleggers, 1925 

(By xennex, Wikiart)  

 

13. Drug Store, 1927 

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Drug Store, 1927

(By xennex, Wikiart)  

 

14. Lighthouse and Buildings, Portland Head, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, 1927 

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Lighthouse and Buildings, Portland Head, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, 1927

(By xennex, Wikiart)  

 

15. Folly Beach, Charleston, South Carolina, 1929 

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Folly Beach, Charleston, South Carolina, 1929

(By xennex, Wikiart)  

 

16. Cape Cod Evening, 1939 

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Cape Cod Evening, 1939

(By Ashford Hastings, Wikiart)  

 

17. Bridle Path, 1939 

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Bridle Path, 1939

(By xennex, Wikiart)  

 

18. First Branch of the White River, Vermont, 1938 

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, First Branch of the White River, Vermont, 1938

(By xennex, Wikiart)  

 

19. Room in New York, 1940 

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Room in New York, 1940

(By xennex, Wikiart)  

 

20. Nighthawks, 1942 

Oil paintings, drawings and other works of art from realist American artist Edward Hopper from New York City, Nighthawks, 1942

(By Edward Hopper, Wikimedia Commons)

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