No amount of skilful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
Great painters have attempted to force this unwilling medium of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.
Maybe I am not very human – what I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967) was an American realist painter and printmaker. Painting American cityscapes with a disturbing truth, he presented the world around him as a chilling, alienating, and often vacuous place. Struggling for years as a freelance illustrator he eventually gaining widespread reputation as the artist who gave visual form to the loneliness and boredom of modern life.