Edward Hopper (1882 - 1967) was a celebrated American realist painter and printmaker. While he is widely known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching.
No other artist at the time, managed to capture the solitude within the modern city like Edward Hopper. The ‘artist of empty spaces’ offers a look at life of Americans during World War I. Hopper depicted the spirit of the time very subtly, showing it in the poses of characters, in the vast empty spaces around them and also in his harmonious colour palettes of the era.
Hopper's influence on the art world and pop culture is undeniable, most notably his most recognisable 'Nighthawks' painting being referred to in movies, television, music and literature, still to this day.