Whilst being a realist painter, there is still the artist's own mark within each of his works, with a very personal view of American society at that time reflected in each and every painting.

Incidentally, Hopper also achieved success as a watercolourist and etcher but these have been somewhat forgotten in the present day.

The Whitney Museum of American Art is now the best place to head for those looking to appreciate the career of Edward Hopper, with it being gifted around 3,000 of his works from the family of the artist following his death.

Hopper had constantly struggled to achieve success within his career and it was only in later years that he managed to get substantial exposure, though today he has become a major American art figure.