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Edward Hopper
Ryder's House
1933
oil
36 1/8 x 50 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Henry Ward Ranger through the National Academy of Design



Hopper is considered the leading twentieth-century realist, but he often took liberties with his subjects to heighten their emotional impact. In Ryder's House he painted from a vantage point that made the large, comfortable home appear small and isolated.