Edward Hopper is an inspirational American painter who was heavily involved in the realism art movement of the 20th century and is most famous for his Nighthawks painting which you can see below as part of a large gallery of his best paintings for your interest. Alongside these images of Edward Hopper's paintings is also good detailed information about the life and career of this influential American painter who was well remembered for his atmospheric scenes. You may like to find more Edward Hopper paintings here.
Edward Hopper had a very recognisable style which drew on his American roots and typically involved calming scenes with just a few characters set against an interesting choice of background which could be either a landscape or set within a city. Edward Hopper would carefully pick his models to make sure that these significant characters would complete each painting in the right way and the style of his work was particularly classical and has been loosely termed as realism.
Edward Hopper is a good example of how American art had risen to new heights by the 20th century having previously been trailing far behind Europeans from the likes of France, Spain and Italy. America can now claim to be at the forefront of contemporary art and painters such as Edward Hopper helped to change the perceptions of American art to the respected status which it now enjoys.
Americans have a great passion for art and are amongst the biggest online buyers of reproductions currently, making American artists now highly sought after and Edward Hopper is seen as one of the most important of these thanks to the charming style of his work which seems to appeal to many in the mainstream art public who find Edward Hopper paintings very accessible and honest. A similar example in the modern era is Jack Vettriano whose paintings hold a similar atmosphere and concentration on just one or two figures in a classic style. Scottish artist Vettriano looks likely to achieve similar success to Edward Hopper.
Gas is amongst the best known paintings from Edward Hopper and carefully captures a typical scene from rural America which will appeal to many art fans. The night setting allows Edward Hopper to experiment with lighting in this particular painting, as most others were set within clear light and just taking advantage of shadows created by local architecture. Gas also does not include any people at all, which was unusual for this painter, and so the full focus is placed on the petrol station office whose lights are teasingly on.
Edward Hopper managed to find angles from which to create his paintings which often make people feel like they too are in the painting when viewing it. The angles are carefully chosen and make you feel some familiarity to the scene that the artist sets out. Hopper's use of just a few characters also make most of his paintings feel very personal and allows a connection between the viewer and the models depicted in each work. Those interested in Hopper paintings can find more information here.
Room In Brooklyn painting by Edward Hopper
Room In Brooklyn .
Willem de Kooning, Jim Dine, and Mark Rothko are just a few of the artists who have become worldwide names who have taken considerable inspiration into their work from Edward Hopper whose affect on America's art scene was huge. Interestingly, even painters with quite different styles to Hopper's classic realism methods were still significantly influenced by, and admirers of, his work. American realist Andrew Wyeth has also gone on to achieve huge success as a painter but it is important to recognise the main difference between their work which is Hopper's lack of precise detail which added to the atmospheric feeling in most of his paintings.
Room in New York painting by Edward Hopper
Room in New York .
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Nighthawks painting by Edward Hopper
Nighthawks is an inspired painting which remains prominent in modern media such as films and TV cartoons which have offered their own versions of the Nighthawks scene. The focus of this painting is the city bar which features several groups of people all contemplating their lives whilst the area outside remains empty. Hopper was always able to build exceptional atmospheres within his paintings and followed this style across most of his best known oil paintings. You can also read more about Edward Hopper Nighthawks here.
Edward Hopper produced a great number of works within his career, most following along his classic style of painting. Despite this huge amount of choice, his fans tend to prefer just a handful and these remain amongst the most reproduced paintings within America, where most of his fans still remain. Nighthawks is certainly the most popular, with Gas also highly significant, and then a collection of around 20 art works following closely behind.
Lighthouse Porthead painting by Edward Hopper
Lighthouse Porthead. American realism artists have created a highly respected portfolio of work thanks to the likes of Edward Hopper and also Andrew Wyeth. Their art seems to appeal directly to the masses and is far away from the abstract movements which also came about during this century, which people tend to have much more polarised opinions on. This realism art seems to strike a good balance between the topics of traditional art with portraits and landscapes but with a mildly more contemporary finish that makes them relevant at the same time.
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
Please see below for a summarised list of the best Klee paintings that are featured throughout this website.
Seven AM painting by Edward Hopper
Automat painting by Edward Hopper
Hill and Houses Cape Elizabeth Maine painting by Edward Hopper
Hill and Houses Cape Elizabeth Maine
Morgensonne painting by Edward Hopper
Cape Cod Morning painting by Edward Hopper
Cape Cod Morning
Portrait of Orleans painting by Edward Hopper
Portrait of Orleans
Chop Suey painting by Edward Hopper
House By 'squam River painting by Edward Hopper
House By 'squam River
Lighthouse and Buildings painting by Edward Hopper
Lighthouse and Buildings
Coast Guard Station painting by Edward Hopper
Coast Guard Station
Bootleggers painting by Edward Hopper
Light at Two Lights painting by Edward Hopper
Light at Two Lights
First Row Orchestra painting by Edward Hopper
First Row Orchestra
People in the Sun painting by Edward Hopper
People in the Sun
Drug Store painting by Edward Hopper
Dawn in Pennsylvania painting by Edward Hopper
Dawn in Pennsylvania
Hotel Room painting by Edward Hopper
Mansard Roof painting by Edward Hopper
August in the City painting by Edward Hopper
August in the City
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