Edward Hopper ( American, 1882 - 1967 )
Edward Hopper sets up the viewer as a voyeur in this intimate scene. The breeze, which later became a common theme in Hopper’s work, is suggested by the movement of the curtains and draws the viewer’s mind outward, beyond the boundaries of the room. Evening Wind drew critical acclaim for its well-rendered depiction of an “American” scene, in contrast to the artist’s paintings, which were deemed too French.
Evening Wind was first exhibited in 1920 in Los Angeles and New York at the National Academy of Design. Although Hopper had taken up etching a mere five years previously and would only continue with the medium until 1928, these works were crucial to his critical and financial success.
William Keyse Rudolph, DMA label copy, 2005.
- In 1920, the year before this print was created, Hopper had his first solo show, organized by painter Guy Pène du Bois.
- Edward Hopper, Biography
Read more about Edward Hopper at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.