Edward Hopper's Art Process

I’ve been doing some research for an upcoming homage exhibition and thought I’d share the results here. One of my painting influences is the realist, Edward Hopper (1882–1967) whose work is the combination of observation and imagination.

Hopper made rough preminary sketches to help compose his paintings. You can see a collection of these sketches with the finished works on the Whitney Museum of American Art website: Edward Hopper’s Studies for Paintings.

The museum also has a short video that discusses some of the artist’s inspirations in Edward Hopper’s New York: A Walking Tour.

Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Study for Nighthawks, 1941 or 1942. Fabricated chalk and charcoal on paper; 11 1/8 × 15 in. (28.3 × 38.1 cm).


LOVE him and great post Leah!!!

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Me too Nanci, I’m glad you enjoyed it! :smile:

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