For the first time the biggest retrospective will be organized on the iconic American artist, Edward Hopper. The Grand Palais managed to gather over a 128 paintings, engravings and watercolors for this occasion.

The retrospective starts with highlighting Harper’s work between 1900-1924. Early on, he absorbed his parents’ – of mostly dutch ancestry- intellectual proneness and affection for the French culture and shaped his style after French masters Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas.

The second part highlights his breakthrough and mature career in America. In 1923 with the help of his future wife Josephine Nivison,  Hopper’s slow climb finally comes to a breakthrough. You can admire his signature paintings such as the “Nighthawks” (1942), “House by the railroad “(1924) and “Two comedians “ (1966) starting October 10th until the 28th of January 2013.

There are already rumors going around that it will be the most-attended exposition of this year.

 

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