House Tops

Edward Hopper American

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In this New York scene, a woman gazes across the city from an elevated train as a fellow passenger with packages seems lost in thought. Hopper had returned to New York from Paris in 1910 and took up etching when his paintings failed to find buyers, producing about 70 prints between 1915 and 1923. In addition to showing men and women experiencing the urban fabric, he evoked memories of France, and explored rural and coastal landscapes in Maine and Massachusetts. After Hopper received two awards for his prints in 1923—the Logan Prize from the Chicago Society of Etchers and the W. A. Bryan Prize—he refocused his energies on painting, but often returned to subjects he had used etching to shape.

House Tops, Edward Hopper (American, Nyack, New York 1882–1967 New York), Etching

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