Edward Hopper was a popular American realist painter famous for prolific use of oil paint and water colors in his paintings. He started his career as a freelance artist but failed to sell majority of his paintings. He moved to Manhattan in search of better opportunities and landed with a job of an illustrator with a movie company while creating paintings. The following decade came with a change of luck as he was given his first solo exhibition where he portrayed his paintings about the lifestyle in Paris. Although, this exhibition was not a commercial success but it marked the beginning of his successful career. He soon married Josephine Nivison who was an established painter and is believed to have a great influence on his future paintings. She helped him exhibit his work at a renowned art gallery where one of his paintings brought him a huge fortune. By now he had become a prominent artist and had created one of the most notable paintings of his life titled ‘Branch of the White River’. His significant contributions to the world of art have brought him various awards including the ‘Logan Prize’. Go through the famous quotations and sayings by the renowned artist whose renderings reflect his vision about life. Take a look at the thoughts and quotes by Edward Hopper which reflect his creativity and passion for art.
There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate and sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions.
It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method.
Well, I have a very simple method of painting.
If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint