An Edward Hopper Scrapbook

Edward Hopper Is Dead at 84;
Painter of the American Scene


Edward Hopper, the celebrated painter of the American scene who was characterized as a lonely painter and the painter of loneliness, died Monday in his studio at 3 Washington Square North. He was 84 years old.

News of Mr. Hopper's death was confirmed last night by his agent, John Clancy, head of the Frank Rehn Galleries at 655 Madison Avenue. Mr. Clancy said that Mr. Hopper's widow, the former Josephine Nivison, was with the artist when he died. There are no other survivors.

Mr. Hopper, who had been ill in recent weeks, entered St. Vincent's Hospital for a check-up last month, Mr. Clancy said. He said the funeral would be private and that a memorial service might be conducted later.

Mr. Hopper attained a reputation as one of America's most distinguished and most individualistic painters….

Excerpt from "Edward Hopper Is Dead at 84; Painter of the American Scene," New York Times (17 May 1967).