Edward Hopper was a seminal American artist famous for his oil paintings and watercolors of both rural and city life in the United States. Utilizing varied light conditions to create mood, in his iconic painting Nighthawks (1942), the artist portrayed a starkly lit Manhattan diner with all the drama of a film-noir. “There is a sort of elation about sunlight on the upper part of a house,” he once mused.

 

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