Edward Hopper is one of the few artists to have produced a truly landmark piece of American art. His painting "Nighthawks" is one of the most recognizable (and oft-reproduced) pieces of art of the last century. Its lonely depiction of four figures in a restaurant on an anonymous city corner is difficult to forget.
The Life of Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper was born in 1882 in the coastal town of Nyack, New York. Hopper spent his childhood among the shipyards of the Hudson River, and always thought he would grow up to be a naval architect. While this dream didn't pan out, Hopper nonetheless retained a fascination with the sea that is reflected in much of his work as an artist.
In 1899, Hopper entered the New York School of Art to begin his formal training as an ar(more)...