Edward Hopper is one of my favourite painters. He was born on July 22, 1882, in Nyack, New York and he died May 15, 1967, in New York City. "Born and raised in Nyack, New York, Edward Hopper became one of the most famous painters of 20th century American, known for interior scenes of isolated figures, rural landscapes, and marine scenes."
"He was raised in a home with a view of the Hudson River and showed early art talent. Following two years of illustration, in 1901, he became a student at the New York School of Art under William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri, the latter being credited as his most influential teacher."
"In 1907, he went to Paris and was exposed to Impressionism, which affected his interest in light and pattern, but he retained a unique solidity in his work. Between 1915 and 1928, he completed nearly seventy etchings and drypoints, much influenced by Rembrandt and Meryon with the use of light contrasts."
"In 1929, he spent three weeks in Charleston, South Carolina, and produced eleven watercolors, mostly outdoor landscapes but one a church interior. During much of his career, he lived half of the year in Greenwich Village, New York in a row house facing Washington Square and the other half of the year near Truro, Massachusetts on water with a view towards Provincetown."
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