Edward Hopper copied early works, claim art student

Realist painter Edward Hopper — best known for creating the iconic work “Nighthawks,” in which nighttime city diner patrons are viewed from outside — is believed to have copied some of his earliest works from art exercises.

A British graduate student by the name of Louis Shadwick was the first to note that Hopper appears to have copied two paintings, “Rowboat in Rocky Cove” and “Old Ice Pond at Nyack” from paint-it-yourself lessons found in an 1890s magazine called The Art Interchange. Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks.” (FRANK AUGSTEIN/ASSOCIATED PRESS) “’Old Ice Pond at Nyack’ is a copy of ‘A Winter Sunset’ […]

Source: www.nydailynews.com

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