Edward Hopper Art ~ American Realism Realist ~ Art History ~ 184 Slides
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~ Edward Hopper was born in Nyack, New York to a middle-class family that encouraged his studying illustration art, which he did. He only did that until he could support himself as a fine artist as he found no comparison between the two endeavors.
~ His teacher for the fine arts was William Merritt Chase, an American Impressionist painter. He also studied with Robert Henri.
~ Part of his education was three trips abroad, mainly to Paris and few other locations.
~ He developed an attachment to the work of certain artists as opposed to any art movements abroad.
~ He thus rejected Fauvism and Cubism, then in vogue.
~ Edgar Degas and Édouard Manet were the two artists he admired for they way they composed their paintings of modern life in the city. He relied on their work for the rest of his life.
~ In the 1910s, Hopper exhibited his work. It took him awhile to gain recognition.
~ He showed at: the Exhibition of Independent Artists,1910; and the Armory Show, 1913.
~ Hopper’s primary medium was oil painting with his print medium being etching.
~ Hopper lived in Greenwich Village with his studio and spent his summers in New England.
~ Whitney Studio Club founded by the heiress and arts patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was where Hopper had his most important one man exhibition in 1920.
~ Hopper’s subject matter hit a special aspect of the 20th Century: the alienation, isolation and transitory nature of modern urban life.
~ If there are figures in his paintings, they do not easily communicate with one another and are often located in transitory locations.
~ These locations are: gas stations, railroad tracks, hotels, motels, cafeterias, bridges, movie theaters, restaurants.
~ Hopper’s second one-person exhibition, was at the Rehn Gallery in New York. He sold everything and his career was launched. He stayed with the gallery.
~ Hopper in 1923 married Josephine Nivison, Jo, a fellow art student who he met in Robert Henri’s class. Jo became an important part of his art as she was his main model. She handled getting all of the props and settings for his painting sessions plus the entire business end of his art career.
~ Hopper and Jo continued his art work every summer when they went to their Cape Cod home. Jo influenced him to paint with watercolor for the summer work.
~ Hopper also added on automobile painting trips so he and Jo traveled to Vermont, South Carolina, California, and Mexico. Hopper stayed with his same themes and subjects regardless of setting.
~ The art critics lost interest in Hopper during the Abstract Expressionism movement whereas the public never lost interest in him. He never fell out of public favor, which remains true to today.
~ As soon as Abstract Expressionism waned, the critics also rediscovered Hopper. He never fell out of their favor again.