Edward Hopper House

Edward Hopper House Birthplace/family home of artist Edward Hopper, Museum/Study Center w/early work & contemporary art.
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It was built in 1858 by his maternal grandfather, and served as his primary residence until 1910. After Hopper’s death the house fell into disrepair, but was saved from demolition and restored by members of the local community in 1971.

This week’s Fan Art is a first! Meet Night Hawk, a Maine-based Edward Hopper-inspired band led by Colter Adams and Peyto...
01/19/2024

This week’s Fan Art is a first! Meet Night Hawk, a Maine-based Edward Hopper-inspired band led by Colter Adams and Peyton Joy. Drawing on Hopper’s iconic works including Automat (1927), Nighthawks (1942), Morning Sun (1952) and others, the band has released six singles. We are so intrigued! 🎶✨🎨

“Featuring a rotating cast of intrepid players from the New England underground, the project revolves around the question: what do Edward Hopper’s paintings sound like? Night Hawk’s music is defined by stark geometry and bold imagery, underpinned by a deep sense of melancholia and repose.”

Look for their debut EP, Everything Good Ends (produced by Dan Capaldi), out on February 16, 2024. And listen to a preview of their 2022 single “Soir Bleu” inspired by Hopper’s 1914 painting, and more of their songs, at https://music.apple.com/cz/album/soir-bleu-single/1655970053

See their tour dates and connect with them at…
https://www.instagram.com/nighthawk.band/

It’s such a delight that Edward Hopper’s art continues to inspire art and a new generation of artists, even now more than 55 years after his death. Share your Hopper-inspired image, in any medium, with us by tagging us at or send us a dm. We share one every Friday. Have a fantastic weekend!

Sharing this throwback photo of Edward Hopper’s house from 1912 and the Hopper House today. ⁣⁣⁣⁣This was Edward Hopper’s...
01/18/2024

Sharing this throwback photo of Edward Hopper’s house from 1912 and the Hopper House today. ⁣⁣
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This was Edward Hopper’s (1882-1967) birthplace, built 166 years ago in 1858 by the artist's maternal grandfather, John Smith. The house served as Hopper's primary residence until 1908. ⁣⁣
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After graduating from Nyack High School in 1899, Edward commuted to New York City, where he had enrolled at the New York School of Illustrating. He soon transferred to the New York School of Art. ⁣⁣
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In 1913, he moved to an apartment and studio at 3 Washington Square North, where he lived for the rest of his life, but he continued to visit his mother, Elizabeth, and sister, Marion, in the Nyack home throughout his lifetime. Marion, Edward, and his wife, Josephine, died in 1965, 1967, and 1968 respectively. They are buried in a family plot at Nyack's Oak Hill Cemetery overlooking the Hudson River. ​⁣⁣
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After Marion’s death in 1965, the house fell into disrepair, but was saved from demolition by local residents. In 1971, Hopper House became a non-profit art center. Since 2017, we have been a chartered Museum and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.⁣⁣
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We welcome your visit to learn more about our hometown artist! ⁣⁣
https://www.edwardhopperhouse.org/

We thoroughly enjoyed a recent visit by Rockland County YMCA's Nyack Teens in Action! A special shout out to Nyack artis...
01/17/2024

We thoroughly enjoyed a recent visit by Rockland County YMCA's Nyack Teens in Action! A special shout out to Nyack artist, .springer1 for giving a drawing lesson to the group just as Edward Hopper first learned art at home from his mother. Later, in 1915, Hopper taught drawing, painting and illustration right here at his home in the parlor. ⁣

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This week we were grateful to have the opportunity to visit the Edward Hopper House. This experience educated us on the history of Edward Hopper's work. As well as fine tuning our drawing skills with an in depth lesson on shading.⁣

We’re in the final stages of installing the vibrant figural paintings for the upcoming exhibition, David Salle: Works on...
01/16/2024

We’re in the final stages of installing the vibrant figural paintings for the upcoming exhibition, David Salle: Works on Paper, with the artist, himself! ⁣

Opening this Thursday, January 18 with an Opening Reception on Sat, January 20 with David Salle in attendance.

RSVP at https://www.edwardhopperhouse.org/davidsalle.html

We’re in the final stages of installing the vibrant figural paintings for the upcoming exhibition, David Salle: Works on...
01/16/2024

We’re in the final stages of installing the vibrant figural paintings for the upcoming exhibition, David Salle: Works on Paper, with the artist, himself! ⁣

Opening this Thursday, January 18 with an Opening Reception on Sat, January 20 with David Salle in attendance. RSVP at the link in our bio. ⁣


⁣Photo #8: Cobi Krieger cobik of , Kathie Bennewitz , EHH Executive Director, and artist David Salle




It's National Hat Day so we’re sharing our favorite image of Edward Hopper in his fedora!Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Self...
01/15/2024

It's National Hat Day so we’re sharing our favorite image of Edward Hopper in his fedora!

Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Self Portrait, 1925-1930, Oil on canvas, 25 3/8 × 20 3/8 in, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

When Edward Hopper was asked about his 1963 ‘Sun in an Empty Room,’ he simply said, “I’m after me.” ⁣⁣⁣⁣Lloyd Goodrich, ...
01/14/2024

When Edward Hopper was asked about his 1963 ‘Sun in an Empty Room,’ he simply said, “I’m after me.” ⁣⁣
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Lloyd Goodrich, a former director of the Whitney Museum of Art, wrote in 1970, "Hopper had no small talk. He was famous for his monumental silences; but like the spaces in his pictures, they were not empty."
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⁣Edward Hopper, 1882-1967, Sun in an Empty Room, 1963, Oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 39 1/2 in., Private Collection⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

When you become a member of the Edward Hopper House, you’ll receive member perks along with being an integral part of th...
01/13/2024

When you become a member of the Edward Hopper House, you’ll receive member perks along with being an integral part of the enduring legacy of Edward Hopper. The influences that he found in this house and in Nyack can still be seen here today. ⁣

In his lifetime, Edward Hopper became “a celebrated painter of the American scene”, as his obituary stated. And now, more than 50 years after his death, his worldwide popularity continues to soar. ⁣

We invite you to be part of our mission as a member https://bit.ly/EHH_Membership or make a donation in any amount at https://bit.ly/ehh_donate . Thank you for your support! ⁣

This week’s image in our Fan Art series is by Richard Claremont, an award winning Austrailian artist and educator. “Hour...
01/12/2024

This week’s image in our Fan Art series is by Richard Claremont, an award winning Austrailian artist and educator. “Hours Held Still” is acrylic on board and inspired by Vermeer, Hopper and Vuillard. Claremont says he’s ”trying to work out the relationship between architecture, value and colour. So much to learn!” Stunning!

To see more of his art and connect with him, visit…
https://www.facebook.com/richard.claremont
https://www.instagram.com/richard_claremont/
https://www.richardclaremont.com/

Share your own image inspired by Edward Hopper by tagging us at or send us a dm. We share one every Friday.

We're grateful for  on Instagram who visited recently and made art with oil pastels in the Art Lab! It's always inspirin...
01/11/2024

We're grateful for on Instagram who visited recently and made art with oil pastels in the Art Lab! It's always inspiring to see creativity in the space that marked the beginning of Edward Hopper's artistic journey. 🎨✨

An intriguing article by artnet delving into Edward Hopper’s 1942 Nighthawks; the themes, inspiration, and his possible ...
01/10/2024

An intriguing article by artnet delving into Edward Hopper’s 1942 Nighthawks; the themes, inspiration, and his possible alter ego, 'Captain Ed Staples.’ 🤔

Hopper's mysterious 'Nighthawks' is an icon of American popular culture. Here are three facts that might make you see scene in a new way.

On Thursday, January 18, 2024 (1-5p), the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center, Nyack, NY is pleased to open an exh...
01/09/2024

On Thursday, January 18, 2024 (1-5p), the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center, Nyack, NY is pleased to open an exhibition of new work by David Salle to the public. The exhibition, DAVID SALLE: WORKS ON PAPER, will include the first presentation of this selection of figural paintings executed in 2023.

The Opening Reception, with David Salle in attendance, is Saturday, January 20, 6:00-8:00pm at 82 N. Broadway, Nyack, NY. RSVP at https://www.edwardhopperhouse.org/davidsalle.html

DAVID SALLE: WORKS ON PAPER is organized in conjunction with the David Salle Studio and is made possible, in part, by funds provided by New York Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and New York State Legislature.

Josephine Nivison Hopper’s ‘Our Lady of Good Voyage, Gloucester’ is on view in our pop-up show through this Sunday, Jan ...
01/08/2024

Josephine Nivison Hopper’s ‘Our Lady of Good Voyage, Gloucester’ is on view in our pop-up show through this Sunday, Jan 14th. ⁣
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⁣In 1923 Jo Nivison was an accomplished watercolor and exhibiting artist while Edward Hopper was working as a commercial illustrator and had not painted watercolors in the past. ⁣
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⁣The year became a pivotal one both professionally for Jo and her future husband when they began courting that summer in Gloucester and Hopper began working in watercolor, clearly inspired by Jo's efforts. ⁣
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⁣Upon returning to New York, Edward, with Jo's help, sold his first painting in a decade, to the Brooklyn Museum - a watercolor. The sale came about because Jo, who had been invited to show six of her watercolors in a group exhibition, persuaded the organizers to include six of Edward's (painted that summer) as well.⁣
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⁣Hopper's ‘Portugese Church,’ also dating from 1923, highlights how the artist couple would travel and paint together. This painting depicts the same subject as Jo's ‘Our Lady of Good Voyage, Gloucester,’ seen from a different viewpoint.⁣
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On this snowy day, we’re sharing Edward Hopper’s Study of a Cabin in the Snow, drawn with pen and ink as a teenager. ⁣⁣⁣...
01/07/2024

On this snowy day, we’re sharing Edward Hopper’s Study of a Cabin in the Snow, drawn with pen and ink as a teenager. ⁣

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The Museum will be closed on Sunday, January 7, 2024 due to inclement weather. As you may be cozying up for a snow day o...
01/07/2024

The Museum will be closed on Sunday, January 7, 2024 due to inclement weather.

As you may be cozying up for a snow day of your own, check out the recent American Masters premiere about Edward Hopper on PBS at https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/

While you're considering your interest about Edward Hopper, please also consider donating towards our Annual Appeal, and help us share more Hopper-inspired programs with you.

You may make a donation at the link below or send a check directly to the museum. Thank you for your support! https://www.edwardhopperhouse.org/donate.html

Edward Hopper House
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Nyack NY 10960
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This week’s Fan Art is by Chloé on Instagram at . We love a mini-Hopper recreation but her 3D Nail Art takes it to anoth...
01/05/2024

This week’s Fan Art is by Chloé on Instagram at . We love a mini-Hopper recreation but her 3D Nail Art takes it to another level! 💅🎨 If you could choose one, which of Edward Hopper’s paintings would you have painted on your nails? Tell us in the comments.

To see more of Chloé’s artistic creations, visit https://www.instagram.com/missiongle_impossible/

We're thankful for these shared Hopper-inspired images in any medium. Just tag us at or or send us a dm. We share one every Friday. Have a fantastic weekend!

Get a glimpse into the watercolor world of Josephine “Jo” Nivison Hopper (1883 - 1968), on view through Sun, Jan 14th.⁣⁣...
01/04/2024

Get a glimpse into the watercolor world of Josephine “Jo” Nivison Hopper (1883 - 1968), on view through Sun, Jan 14th.⁣
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⁣If you watched the PBS documentary on Edward Hopper, you learned about his wife, Jo. She was a skilled painter and accomplished artist when they met, though her work was overshadowed by her husband once they married in 1924.⁣
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⁣Her paintings offer a view into her unique perspective on subjects as well as the Hoppers’ decades-long story of “painting together” – and in so doing, the importance of Jo’s role as Edward Hopper’s painting companion, model, and muse that can finally be recognized and celebrated.⁣
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Congratulations to PBS, Thirteen WNET New York and American Masters and their team on last night’s fascinating Edward Ho...
01/04/2024

Congratulations to PBS, Thirteen WNET New York and American Masters and their team on last night’s fascinating Edward Hopper documentary, especially Phil Grabsky and Michael Cascio who wrote and directed the film.

For anyone who missed last night’s premiere, you can watch it on the PBS app - free for a short time.

The documentary is a production of M&C Media, Exhibition on Screen and Seventh Art Productions in association with American Masters Pictures. Produced by Cynthia Weber Cascio and Amanda Wilkie. Phil Grabsky, Michael Cascio, Cynthia Weber Cascio and Amanda Wilkie are Executive Producers. Michael Kantor is Executive Producer for American Masters.

All of us at Edward Hopper House wish you a happy, healthy New Year! 🎉 ⁣Pictured: Edward Hopper was known to create holi...
01/01/2024

All of us at Edward Hopper House wish you a happy, healthy New Year! 🎉 ⁣

Pictured: Edward Hopper was known to create holiday cards for family and friends. This 1924 drawing reads: "Mr. Edward Hopper wishes a Happy New Year to mother and child," playfully depicting Arthur, their cat, as the baby Jesus with Josephine, his wife, as Mary.

Hopper’s drawing humorously reflects the underlying marital tension caused by Edward's perception that Jo devoted more attention to the cat than to him.

*Currently on view, courtesy of the Arthayer R. Sanborn Hopper Collection Trust

On this quiet night in Nyack, we’re feeling blessed to share in this community of Hopper fans, both locally and worldwid...
01/01/2024

On this quiet night in Nyack, we’re feeling blessed to share in this community of Hopper fans, both locally and worldwide.

📸: Kathie Bennewitz, our Executive Director

This season, Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center deserves your support! Many important projects are underway for n...
12/30/2023

This season, Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center deserves your support! Many important projects are underway for next year to serve local and increasingly international audiences as both a scholarly resource and engaging exhibition space, including:

🌟 Launching a new Strategic Plan to chart our future.
🎨 In 2024, we will feature three major exhibitions, and related youth and school arts education programs.
🖌️ Undertaking technical studies of Hopper’s early and late paint boxes by the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation to contribute scholarship to understanding Hopper’s use of color and art materials over his career.

Your end-of-year donation in any amount helps make our upcoming year possible! Make your tax-deductible donation today. Thank you for your support. https://www.edwardhopperhouse.org/donate.html

12/29/2023

Thank you .davis.art for sharing this video on your Hopper-inspired oil painting, ‘Out of Gas in Springs.’ Her work was selected to be featured in our Juried Members Exhibition on view thru tomorrow, Saturday, Dec 30.

We’re grateful to Jackie, a New York artist originally from England, for being a Member and talking here about her art, her inspiration on Long Island and Hopper’s 1940 ‘Gas.’

Tomorrow, Sat, Dec 30 is the final day for our Members Show that features the works of 50 of our Artist Members. You can also see their work in our Web Gallery and purchase the art in this exhibition at
https://www.edwardhopperhouse.org/artist-members.html

12/29/2023

Get to know Julianne Farella, an artist and art educator in Larchmont, New York. She is also an Artist Member of the Museum whose oil painting “Protected Dreamer” is on view in our Juried Members Show through this Saturday. ⁣
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⁣We are delighted to share videos of our diverse Artist Members who relay insights into their artistic journey, their techniques, tools, and experiences. Julianne shares her introduction to Edward Hopper and his inspiration including his sketchbooks and use of shifting light to evoke emotion. ⁣
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⁣This is the last weekend for our Juried Members Exhibition that showcases 50 current artist members in the Edward Hopper House galleries.

You can also peruse our Web Gallery where most of the artworks exhibited are for sale. ⁣ https://www.edwardhopperhouse.org/artist-members.html
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⁣Museum hours: Th/Fr 1-5pm, Sat/Sun 12-5p⁣
⁣Holiday hours: Closed New Year's Eve (Sun, Dec 31) and New Year's Day (Mon, Jan 1)⁣

Meet Meghan, a local Nyack artist and Artist Member of the Museum. Her whimsical painting, ‘An Unexpected Friendship,’ w...
12/27/2023

Meet Meghan, a local Nyack artist and Artist Member of the Museum. Her whimsical painting, ‘An Unexpected Friendship,’ was selected for our Juried Members Exhibition, on view here in the galleries where Edward Hopper became an artist. ⁣
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⁣We’re incredibly grateful to have Meghan as a Member and to hear her enthusiasm about this community of Artists at Edward Hopper House. Here, she shares her path as an artist, her process, and inspiration including children’s books to bring joy and happiness with her art. We love that! ⁣
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⁣See Meghan’s painting along with 49 Artist Members whose work is on view through this Saturday Dec 30 in our Members Show.

Hours: Thurs/Fri 1-5pm. Sat 12-5pm. Closed Sunday for the holiday.

12/26/2023

Meet Susan Lais Hostetler, the talented New York artist behind the captivating watercolor and pen and ink, 'Ever Present,' currently showcased in our Juried Members Exhibition through this Saturday. We’re excited for you to get to know our Artist Members.

Here, Susan takes a break from plain air painting to share her creative process and her model who inspired the title for her painting.

See the Members Show through this Friday. Hours: Thurs/Fri 1-5pm and Sat 12-5pm. We’re closed Sunday and Monday for the holiday.

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This wintery 1975 “Hopper House” watercolor is by painter and illustrator Edwin L. Dahlberg (1901-1984). Dahlberg was a ...
12/25/2023

This wintery 1975 “Hopper House” watercolor is by painter and illustrator Edwin L. Dahlberg (1901-1984). Dahlberg was a long-time resident of South Nyack who specialized in scenes of Rockland County and the Hudson River Valley.

His painting captured the simple frame house that was the birthplace and boyhood home of American realist painter, Edward Hopper. Aware of the Hopper's worldwide fame, neighbors bought the house in 1971 and converted it into a museum and community arts center.

Dahlberg’s lovely painting was reproduced as stationery by the Edward Hopper Landmark Preservation Committee in 1984.

12/23/2023

We’re excited to share a sneak peek from the upcoming PBS American Masters premiere of ‘Hopper – an American Love Story’. This excerpt highlights Nyack, the Edward Hopper House Museum, our Executive Director, Kathie Bennewitz in the opening chapter of the documentary, as well as independent art historian and curator Elizabeth Thompson Colleary. ⁣
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⁣It was a privilege to contribute to the narrative of Hopper’s early years in this film that delves into the man behind the paintbrush, offering a profound exploration of Hopper’s art, his life, and his relationships. ⁣⁣
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⁣Premieres January 2 at 9pm/8pm CST. Check your local listings.⁣

This week’s image in our Fan Art series is by Frances Wells whose lovely painting, ‘Hudson Palisade,' was inspired by th...
12/22/2023

This week’s image in our Fan Art series is by Frances Wells whose lovely painting, ‘Hudson Palisade,' was inspired by the Hudson River Palisades. Like Edward Hopper, Frances has been inspired by the Hudson River since she moved here from St. Louis forty years ago.

You can see her art along with 49 Artist Members whose work is on view through December 30 in our Juried Members Show.

Museum hours: Th/Fr 1-5pm, Sat/Sun 12-5p
Holiday hours: Closed Christmas Eve (Sun, Dec 24), Christmas Day (Mon, Dec 25) and New Year's Eve (Sun, Dec 31) and New Year's Day (Mon, Jan 1)
https://www.edwardhopperhouse.org/

This week’s image in our Hopper Happens series is by photographer and artist Amédé Ackermann in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Ger...
12/22/2023

This week’s image in our Hopper Happens series is by photographer and artist Amédé Ackermann in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. His ‘House in the Dunes’, a digital photo montage, is featured this month in our Juried Members Show and is reminiscent of Hopper’s 1933 ‘Ryder’s House,’ painted in Cape Cod. ⁣
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⁣We are thrilled to share Amédé’s work here and in the galleries and also to have him as an Artist Member of the Museum! ⁣⁣
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⁣If you’re in the New York area, stop by the Museum to see the work of 50 current Artist Members in this Juried show through Dec 30. ⁣⁣
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⁣If you’re interested in being a member or giving the gift of membership this holiday season, see the link in our bio. ⁣⁣
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12/21/2023

Meet Elaine Schloss , artist, actor/singer and musical theater writer, and Artist Member of the Museum whose painting, N**e on a Yellow Throw, is on view in our Juried Members Exhibition. Elaine shares her appreciation for the emotion in Edward Hopper's art and her own process working with her model to create an emotional connection with the viewer.

Elaine’s painting, along with the works of 49 Members, is on view in the galleries through the 30th. We hope you can come out to see it in person!

Museum hours: Th/Fr 1-5pm, Sat/Sun 12-5p
Holiday hours: Closed Christmas Eve (Sun, Dec 24), Christmas Day (Mon, Dec 25) and New Year's Eve (Sun, Dec 31) and New Year's Day (Mon, Jan 1)

https://www.edwardhopperhouse.org/

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Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center in Nyack, New York is the birthplace of the renowned American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967). ​It was built in 1858 by his maternal grandfather, and served as his primary residence until 1910. After Hopper’s death the house fell into disrepair, but was saved from demolition and restored by members of the local community. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1971, the Edward Hopper House has given depth to an artist whose honest representation of life in America perennially evokes both contemplation and reflection. The House celebrates and advances the legacy of Edward Hopper through artifacts, photography and exhibitions of artists inspired by the iconic painter.


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