Edward Hopper, the best-known American realist of the inter-war period. Was born in the small Hudson River town of Nyack, New York State, on 22 July 1882. He first attended the New York School of Illustrating, then in 1900 transferred to the New York School of Art where remained seven years. In October 1906 went to study in Paris. In 1920 he had his first solo exhibition, at the Whitney Studio Club. Settled in Greenwich Village, which was to be his base for the rest of his life and died in 1967.