Edward Hopper, 1882-1967

Sun in an Empty Room
Private Collection

Edward Hopper, born today, July 22nd. 1882. The above, a late painting, showing to my eye, the "abstraction" he was not noted for. Often spoken of as a "realist", I find him to be both an abstract painter and a surrealist, and less concerned with a realistic vision than an emotional one.

“If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” ― Edward Hopper

Originally posted 7-22-12