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Hopper, Edward

Born: 1882 AD
Died: 1967 AD

1882 – He was born on the 22nd of July this year in the small Hudson River town of Nyack, New York State, just outside Manhattan. He enrolled at the Correspondence School of Illustrating in New York City.


1913 – He sold his first painting at the Armory Show. Even after this, academic juries and dealers in America continued to reject his work, and he sold his next painting only ten years later.


1923 – He settled in Greenwich Village, which was to be his base for the rest of his life.


1924 – His solo show, at the Rehn Gallery in New York in 1924, was a sell-out.


1929 – He was included in the Museum of Modern Art’s second exhibition, Paintings by Nineteen Living Americans.


1930 – The House by the Railroad entered the museum’s permanent collection, as a gift from the millionaire collector Stephen Clark. In the same year, the Whitney Museum bought “Hopper’s Early Sunday Morning”.


1933 – He was given a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.


1950 – He had a fuller retrospective show at the Whitney.


1967 – He died this year.