Hopper's images have long since captured the
American imagination. In the art of Edward Hopper
(1882-1967), tense, unhappy men and women, in
whom we recognize something of our neighbors
and ourselves, play out mysterious dramas in
silent, stripped-down spaces--stages raked by
an unrelenting and revealing light. Edward Hopper
was an early twentieth century American scene
Trained around the turn of the century by Robert
Henri, Hopper emerged on the art scene around
the time of the famous Armory show, exhibiting
there, but then disappearing shortly after.
He emerged again in the mid-twenties, expressing
his feelings of America through scene paintings.
From 1923 through the 1950s, he painted various
genres of American life.