Xanadu Gallery’s Online Critique Group | Sept. 1, 2021 | Featured Artist: Edward Hopper

In this week’s session we do something a little different in focusing on the work of Edward Hopper. We hear Hopper talking about his work in a recording and talk about his background, style and our reaction to the work.

You can view the schedule for upcoming sessions and participate in our Critique Group by visiting our Online Critique Page.

Featured Artists September 1st, Edward Hopper


Artwork Information: Title: Seven A.M.
Medium: Oil
Size: 30″ x 40″

2021-08-31 15_47-Edward Hopper _ Second Story Sunlight _ Whitney Museum of American Art.jpg

Artwork Information: Title: Second Story Sunlight
Medium: Oil
Size: 40″ x 50″


Artwork Informaiton Title: Dead Tree and Side of Lombard House
Medium: Watercolor
Size: 20″ x 28″


Title Title: Intermission
Medium: Oil
Size: 40″ x 60″


Artwork Information: Title: Western Motel
Medium: Oil
Size: 30″ x 50″
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Resources for Sept. 1 Session

Transcript of Smithsonian Interview

Excerpt of interview recording:

About the Author: Jason Horejs

Jason Horejs is the Owner of Xanadu Gallery, author of best selling books "Starving" to Successful & How to Sell Art , publisher of reddotblog.com, and founder of the Art Business Academy. Jason has helped thousands of artists prepare themselves to more effectively market their work, build relationships with galleries and collectors, and turn their artistic passion into a viable business.


  1. I really enjoyed the discussion and critique of today’s session. I have a coffee table book of Edward Hopper’s work,
    I’d really enjoy another session of another famous artist discussed. Maybe someone not as well known, so that I can learn about another artist.
    Adele Steinberg

  2. Thank you for recording this session. I had to miss it when it was actually broadcast because of scheduling problems. Spare, lonely, work, not exactly realistic, and with a stilted approach to figure painting. His work is very odd, which I think is what intrigues people.

  3. I so enjoyed the Hopper session which I watched at a later time. I think his work is a precursor to later modern work which departed even more from realism. The figures almost look like they were cutouts placed in the painting. I think that is an aspect that gives to me a modern feel, like some mixed media collage work. Yes, I totally agree that if one hasn’t seen New England one would think Hopper invented all of that himself. Will look forward to the next installment of this focus on a known artist. Very thought provoking and enjoyable! Thank you Jason for it.

  4. Missed the live session, so glad I caught up the recorded one.
    Thank you Jason, this was such a great review. Hopefully more similar one in the future. I do not paint anything like Hopper, but I like and more importantly appreciate his art very much. In my opinion he’s never been a true realistic.
    Also his stiffness in his paintings doesn’t bother me the way his look (most likely his whole personality) in real life does. If I met him in person probably I’d go mess up his hair, his tie anything.. to free him a bit, to loosen up his appearance all together 😊

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