The man who famously said: “If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint,” was born on July 22, 1882 and destined to become one of America’s most successful artists.
Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was an American realist painter and printmaker. Most famous for his oil paintings, he was equally skilled in watercolor and printmaking. His career
benefited greatly from his marriage to fellow-artist Josephine Nivison, who contributed much to his work, both as a life-model and as a creative partner.
Hopper paid homage to the commonplace life, often depicting scenes of working class people and drab surroundings, as well as being able to capture the look of sunlight on a building, which he claimed gave him great joy.