Hopper - Photo Edward Hopper in Paris, 1907 In Paris: “ The light is Different from anything I had known. The Shadows luminous, more reflected light… Even under the bridges there was a certain luminosity!” Before he went to France, Hopper mostly painted small, dark oils. During his trips to Paris he began to do larger works with brighter, less saturated colors.
Edward Hopper at his Cape Cod home, with his wife Josephine in the background, 1960 “That’s what we do…He sits in his spot and looks at the hills all day, and I look at the ocean, and when we meet there’s controversy, controversy, controversy." Josephine Hopper, Edward Hopper’s wife. [via Smithsonian Magazine - July 2007]
The Edward Hopper scrapbook, compiled by the staff of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, offers a glimpse into Hopper's life, his friends, and the paintings that have fascinated art lovers worldwide ever since Hopper first came to prominence during the mid 1920s.