Edward Hopper’s Most Famous Paintings

Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967) is widely acknowledged as the most important realist painter of twentieth-century America. But his vision of reality was a selective one, reflecting his own temperament in the empty cityscapes, landscapes, and isolated figures he chose to paint. His work demonstrates that realism is not merely a literal or photographic copying of what we see, but an interpretive rendering.
Always reluctant to discuss himself and his art, Hopper simply summed up his art by stating ‘The whole answer is there on the canvas’. Hopper was someone drawn to an emblematic, anti-narrative symbolism, who ‘painted short isolated moments of configuration, saturated with suggestion’. His silent spaces and uneasy encounters ‘touch us where we are most vulnerable’.

Edward Hoppers most famous paintings
Nighthawks, 1942
Edward Hoppers most famous paintings
Early Sunday Morning, 1930
Edward Hoppers most famous paintings
Automat, 1927
Edward Hoppers most famous paintings
Gas, 1940
Edward Hoppers most famous paintings
Office at Night, 1940

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