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Edward Hopper as Printmaker

  1. 1882
    1. Jul 22
      • Born July 22 in Nyack, New York, son of Garrett Henry Hopper and Elizabeth Griffiths Smith Hopper

  2. 1888
    1.  
      • Raised in Nyack, New York, on the Hudson River. As a teenager, forms a sailing club with friends and builds a catboat (a type of sailboat)

  3. 1889
    1.  
      • Enrolls in Correspondence School of Illustrating in New York City

  4. 1900
    1.  
      • Studies commercial illustration, drawing, and painting at the New York School of Art under Robert Henri, William Merritt Chase, and Kenneth Hayes Miller. Other students at the school are George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, and Josephine (Jo) Nivison, whom Hopper marries in 1924.

  5. 1906
    1.  
      • Begins a job as a commercial illustrator at C. C. Phillips & Company, New York

    2. into 1907
      • Takes first trip to Europe. Stays in Paris for nine months and visits England, Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium.

  6. 1907
    1. August
      • Returns to New York in August 1907 and continues working as an illustrator. Paints in oil during his free time

  7. 1909
    1. May
      • Returns to Paris in May and remains there for three months

  8. 1910
    1.  
      • Visits Paris for the last time. While in Europe, takes trips to Madrid and Toledo

  9. 1912
    1. Summer
      • Spends his first summer in Gloucester, Massachusett

  10. 1913
    1.  
      • Moves to 3 Washington Square North on the edge of Greenwich Village, where he lives and works until his death

  11. 1915
    1.  
      • Takes up etching, receiving basic technical advice from his friend Martin Lewis

  12. 1916
    1. Summer
      • Spends first of four successive summers on Monhegan Island in Maine

  13. 1918
    1.  
      • Exhibits etchings for the first time at the Chicago Society of Etchers and at the MacDowell Club in New York

  14. 1920
    1.  
      • His first solo exhibition is held at the Whitney Studio Club (fifteen oil paintings)

  15. 1922
    1.  
      • Exhibits three etchings at the Whitney Studio Club

  16. 1923
    1.  
      • Sells his first watercolor to a museum when the Brooklyn Museum purchases Mansard Roof, 1923. Makes his last etchings

  17. 1925
    1.  
      • The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts becomes the first museum to purchase an oil painting by Hopper (Apartment Houses, 1923).

  18. 1928
    1.  
      • Makes his last two prints: two drypoints titled The Balcony and Portrait of Jo

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