Night on the El Train

Edward Hopper American

Not on view

A couple huddles by an open window in the corner of a train carriage. Despite the movement of the train, indicated by the billowing shades and swaying straps, Hopper created a still and enigmatic moment within a normally noisy environment. He employed his characteristic angled viewpoint, which is emphasized here by the row of empty seats behind the couple.

Night on the El Train, Edward Hopper (American, Nyack, New York 1882–1967 New York), Etching

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