Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Today In History; Edward Hopper, Artist

1882: July 22, 1882, was the birthdate of the American painter Edward Hopper (Early Sunday Morning, 1938; Night Hawks, 1942). Hopper, who was associated with the American realist painters known as the Ash Can School, exhibited alongside the French Impressionists and others at the landmark New York City Armory show in 1913. Like the Impressionists, he was a master of light. However, his realistic subjects were ordinary people whose isolation often moves the viewer to melancholy.

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