This is a video about Edward Hopper.
By J. Cooper:
What is it in the work of American painter Edward Hopper (1882-1967) that continues to resonate with many viewers in the twenty-first century? Perhaps Hopper’s work conveys a psychological uneasiness pervasive in modern class society. We recognize a social disconnect that has only deepened in the 40-plus years since the artist’s death.
The Art Institute of Chicago is currently hosting the final installation of the retrospective show Edward Hopper, following its stints at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
The exhibition of more than 90 oil paintings, watercolors, sketches and etchings is organized in loose chronological fashion. …
Born in Nyack, New York, to a middle class family (his father owned a dry goods store), Hopper studied at the New York School of Art for seven years beginning in 1900. He eventually gained a great deal from the classes he took with Robert Henri, one of the major figures of American Realism (the so-called “Ashcan School”) and, politically, an anarchist. Hopper made several extended trips abroad toward the end of that decade and came under the influence of French and European literature and culture, but claimed to be unaware of and unaffected by Modernist art work (Picasso and others). The painting that apparently impressed him the most during his travels was Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch,” which he viewed in Amsterdam.
See also here.
The Camden Town group of British painters: here.