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Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – may perhaps 15, 1967) used to be a well-liked American realist painter and printmaker. whereas he used to be so much popularly identified for his oil work, he was once both educated as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. either in his city and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings mirrored his own imaginative and prescient of contemporary American existence.

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Moreover, the man on the far right of Hopper's composition sits in stiff profile not unlike the central seated figure in the Lautrec. Yet for all his borrowings, Hopper created a scene that is conceptually his own. None of the seven figures looks at any other; each one is aloof, lost in a world of personal thoughts. These are the kinds of figures that populate the pictures of Hopper's maturity. as if Hopper endows his painted characters with his own It is introspective nature. Despite the negative critical reaction to Soir Bleu, Hopper remained in- But he never again exhibited Soir his etchings and even gave four subjects for Bleu.

He "Something about the French has studied their language and knows their literature to an extent exceedingly rare among Americans. " ture before he first Hugo. His design an edition of for a cover or frontispiece to Hugo's La 3SS^ ^^ Fig. ^m iJM 28. Edward Hopper, illustration Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, for 1900-1909. c. Pen and ink on paper, 8I46 x 6i/i inches. scphine N. Hopper. 190 Miserables was most likely done as an assignment for his illustration class (Fig. 28). " and brought home from Paris and ''O (PI.

Hopper produced more watercolors over the summer and in that fall the Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery gave him his second one-man show— his and fi\e well. his first in a commercial gallery. All eleven watercolors additional ones were sold. The exhibition was a critical success as Henry McBride pronounced Hopper own enthusiasm "interesting" for the artist's watercolors and declared ^^ The more George Bellows purchased two of the watercolors.

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