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Edward Hopper, born in Nyack in 1882, remains one of the most important American painters. After studying to be an illustrator, he entered the famous New York School of Art, where he studied under the direction of Robert Henri, whose influence on Hoppers work was fundamental, as he was the one who encouraged Hopper to paint scenes from American life. In his works, Hopper poetically expressed the solitude of man confronted to the American way of life as it developed in the 1920s. Inspired by the movies and particularly by the various camera angles and attitudes of characters, his paintings expose the alienation of mass culture. Done in cold colours and inhabited by anonymous characters, Hoppers paintings also symbolically reflect the Great Depression. Despite his numerous trips to Europe, he remained impervious to the major trends revolutionizing painting at the time, such as cubism or surrealism. Dedicated to a very personal approach to his subjects, he modelled himself on classical painters, such as Rembrandt, Degas, or Daumier.His paintings of gas stations, motels, and scenes from everyday life represent an aesthetic testimony to individualism, wide open spaces, and the fundamental values of the American nation. He died in 1967, leaving behind a definitive imprint on American art.

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Gerry Souter learned about trains at his grandfather's knee in the New York Central roundhouse at Buffalo, New York, and sprawled next to his own Lionel trains beginning at age eight. He met Janet, his wife, in a darkroom at the School of the Chicago Art Institute. Their cameras have visited many Lionel layouts bringing creative illustration to their words. The Souters currently live in Arlington, Illinois.

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ISBN:
9781859954201
Author:
Souter, Gerry
Publisher:
Parkstone Press
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Hopper, Edward
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Realism in art
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Hardcover, Jacketed, Sewn
Series:
Temporis
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
255
Dimensions:
12.66x10.80x1.07 in. 4.76 lbs.

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Edward Hopper, born in Nyack in 1882, remains one of the most important American painters. After studying to be an illustrator, he entered the famous New York School of Art, where he studied under the direction of Robert Henri, whose influence on Hoppers work was fundamental, as he was the one who encouraged Hopper to paint scenes from American life. In his works, Hopper poetically expressed the solitude of man confronted to the American way of life as it developed in the 1920s. Inspired by the movies and particularly by the various camera angles and attitudes of characters, his paintings expose the alienation of mass culture. Done in cold colours and inhabited by anonymous characters, Hoppers paintings also symbolically reflect the Great Depression. Despite his numerous trips to Europe, he remained impervious to the major trends revolutionizing painting at the time, such as cubism or surrealism. Dedicated to a very personal approach to his subjects, he modelled himself on classical painters, such as Rembrandt, Degas, or Daumier.His paintings of gas stations, motels, and scenes from everyday life represent an aesthetic testimony to individualism, wide open spaces, and the fundamental values of the American nation. He died in 1967, leaving behind a definitive imprint on American art.
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