Quotes by: Edward Hopper

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Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper, Self-Portrait, 1906
Born (1882-07-22)July 22, 1882
Upper Nyack, New York, United States
Died May 15, 1967(1967-05-15) (aged 84)
Manhattan, New York, United States
Nationality American
Known for Painting
Notable work Automat (1927)
Chop Suey (1929)
Nighthawks (1942)
Office in a Small City (1953)
Spouse(s) Josephine Nivison (m. 1924)

If the picture needs varnishing later, I allow a restorer to do that, if there's any restoring necessary.
Edward Hopper
Well, I've always been interested in approaching a big city in a train, and I can't exactly describe the sensations, but they're entirely human and perhaps have nothing to do with aesthetics.
Edward Hopper
Maybe I am not very human - what I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
Edward Hopper
No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
Edward Hopper
After all, we are not French and never can be, and any attempt to be so is to deny our inheritance and to try to impose upon ourselves a character that can be nothing but a veneer upon the surface.
Edward Hopper
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.
Edward Hopper
In general it can be said that a nation's art is greatest when it most reflects the character of its people.
Edward Hopper
It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method.
Edward Hopper
I believe that the great painters with their intellect as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.
Edward Hopper
Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.
Edward Hopper
If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.
Edward Hopper
I have tried to present my sensations in what is the most congenial and impressive form possible to me.
Edward Hopper
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.
Edward Hopper
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