Edward Hopper, is a artist who reminds young and old, far and wide artist to see the realistic side of a painting or drawing less on what we see with are eyes and more of what we see with are hearts, what this means is how the art that someone is showing you makes you feel. He was born in 1882, in Nyack New York, he lived in a small town off of the Hudson 40 miles away from NYC. He lived in a middle class family, he went to school to study illustration at the New York Institute of art from 1900-1906. Midway through his study's he did side illustration but moved his study's to work in fine arts. He was influenced after taking huge trips to Europe, France and more indetail Paris in 1906-1910. This was only the beginning of many trips ahead. He said that Paris had the most beautiful forms of life and art.
In 1910, Hopper was having trouble finding someone to promote his art he did shows here and there and exhibits. He was having trouble finding people to buy his art. Then when he was 37, Hopper received His first open invitation to show his finest art work. Hopper had 16 pieces of art work showed at the Whitney club in New York. Even though none of his art work away sold he could feel his luck turning around for the better. A few years later his career was finally taking off and on the role. He was doing well with his sales and he was doing great financially. He was invited to a second, one man exhibit, to start buzz about his new releases of artwork. His life was going good.
Hopper got married in 1923, not only was she a great wife she was the woman who posed for every painting with a lady in it. Hopper had been doing very well and doing many shows and exhibits many people loved and enjoyed his paintings and knew him for his paintings. He did exhibits at the "museum of modern art". 1930s - 1950s his wife and him would spend most of there time in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Most of his work was were painted in cape cod and modern common places. He then had commercial success in the early 1940s. 1940s - 1950s new art had emerged and there were new styles in art, artists such as Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko took over and left a hard time for Hopper. Hopper never lost popular support , and by the time of his death in 1967, Hopper had been reclaimed as a major influence by a new generation of American realist artists.