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Critical Analysis of Nighthawks, Edward Hopper
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EDWARD HOPPER NIGHTHAWKS CRITICAL ANALYSIS
This piece, Nighthawks was painted by Edward Hopper in 1942. Hopper was born in Nyack, New York in 1882, and is classed as the best painter of modern American life, painting amazing realism pieces of everyday life in cities, towns, villages and all sorts of surroundings. Hopper was a realist; he painted everyday scenes, one of his teachers, the artist Robert Henri, influenced Hopper to draw realistic depictions of urban life.
By 1899 he had already decided to become an artist, but his parents persuaded him to begin by studying commercial illustration, painting for posters, books and advertising, because this seemed to offer a more secure future. He first attended the New York School of Illustrating and then in 1900 transferred to the New York School of Art. When he left school Hopper became a commercial artist, designing posters, books and other advertising aids as his parents had wanted. At the age of 42 Hopper gave up this career, becoming a full time artist, leaving a secure, well paid job to do what he loved full time.
He was inspired by impressionists, especially their interest in light. You can tell
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