New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967
—3 Washington Square North, Manhattan —
A printmaker, illustrator, and prominent watercolorist, Hopper is renowned for his oil paintings, whose focus on everyday life explores the visualization of human isolation, regret and boredom. His most famous painting, Nighthawks (1942), shows customers at a brightly-lit all-night diner, inspired by a local Village restaurant. Many of Hopper’s canvases focus on solitary figures or couples in their everyday environments; his rural landscapes and marine paintings were inspired by the area around Truro, Massachusetts, where he summered for nearly 40 years. Hopper developed a consistent style of modern painting that remained realist, despite the dominance of abstraction in art during much of his life. Though he had no formal students, many artists including de Kooning and Rothko, have cited him as an influence. From 1913 until his death, Edward Hopper shared this studio with his wife, Jo, who was also a painter, his only model, and his muse.
Historic Landmarks Preservation Center
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Marker series. New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions marker series.
Location. 40° 43.861′ N, 73° 59.747′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Washington Square North near University Place, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Washington Square North, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cervantes (within shouting distance of this marker); John W. Draper and the Founding of the American Chemical Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Arch (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Triangle Fire (about 500 feet away); Triangle Shirtwaist Factory (about 500 feet away); Brown Building (about 500 feet away); Bella Abzug (about 500 feet away); Edward I. Koch (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. The buildings numbered 1-13 are listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.