Edward Hopper was born in mid 1882, in a town called Nyack in New York and later died in 1967. From his childhood, Hopper lacked friends and could be alone most of the times drawing or reading. He started to practice arts at the age of 17. His work was influence by Henry who was his mentor and role model. He influenced him into an urban realistic lifestyle. Edward later became the Best Known American realist of his time. His works were greatly influence by his personality. He had a very private and highly individualistic life style making his painting to be characterized with solitude and introspection themes. His works accurately represents the kind of life in the contemporary American society characterized by isolation and loneliness.
Edward’s early painting work was influenced by his realistic characteristics and the memories of the works he witnessed during his stay abroad . In his style he combined simple and large analytic forms. He also used broad areas of color and architectural fundamentals in his scenes. An example of such works which influenced his art was by Remembrandt’s “The Night Watch.” His first work was not very much accepted because it was full of European style from his experience abroad . This seemed to have taught him when in his second attempt he opted to use homegrown American subjects and was widely accepted.
This famous work was “The House by the Railroad” painting which represented his first realized painting after two attempts. His later paintings showed both the qualities of the modern world and the virtues of the American past. This work was later adopted to be part of the Museum of Modern art Exhibition which gave him mach fame. Edward later became a pictorial poet recording all that was taking place around him. His work was ranging from traditional guise like the lighthouse picture to pop art. In conclusion, although his work may have not been so famous by 20th century, his simplified schematic style still had much influence in the field of art even after his death.