Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching.
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Well, I have a very simple method of painting.
I find in working always the disturbing intrusion of elements not a part of my most interested vision and the inevitable obliteration and replacement of this vision by the work itself as it proceeds.
I trust Winsor and Newton and I paint directly upon it.
The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art but by no means all seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.
No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
The question of the value of nationality in art is perhaps unsolvable.
My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature.
In its most limited sense modern art would seem to concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period.