Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper is an American naturalist painter whose work is both a summary of a successful encounter between painting and photography, but also a modern hymn to nostalgia.
Hopper, who began his career as an illustrator, found the style that would make him famous early on. In minimalist settings, lonely characters are posed, like objects, waiting. A naturalist, in the vein of an Ibsen, he is also the painter of an America that passes from a proud rurality to a triumphant urbanism.
Recognized and celebrated during his lifetime, his work testifies to an era but also to an incredible assimilation of the codes of cinema and photography. His plans, staging, his taste for high angles (and high angle views) make him one of the most modern artists of his time!