Edward Hopper
National Gallery of Art, Washington


With the most comprehensive survey of Hopper's career ever presented in Washington, the National Gallery is showing 48 oil paintings, 34 watercolors, 12 prints, and two ledger books that span six decades of Hopper's mastery of light and eloquent realism.

A group of works from the 1910s reveals his beginnings, with an education in New York and travel in Europe, but the core of the exhibition is dedicated to the mature and original images for which he is most well-known. Between 1925 and mid-century, Hopper produced such iconic paintings as Automat (1927), Early Sunday Morning (1930), and the famous Nighthawks (1942), which renders common urban scenes with astonishing poignancy.

His paintings also depict rural scenes from New England, revealing his particular fascination with the Victorian architecture and austere spirit of the region. With subtle effects of light and the ability to make the ordinary simply extraordinary, Hopper created masterpieces of modern American art.

September 16, 2007 through January 21, 2008
The National Mall
Between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC
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