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Edward Hopper
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"My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impressions of nature."

"If I could say it (in) words there would be no reason to paint."
 
"I don't think I ever tried to paint the American scene; I'm trying to paint myself."
 
"Man's the work. Something doesn't come out of nothing."
 
"My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impressions of nature."
 
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"No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination. "
 
"More of me comes out when I improvise. "
 
"My aim in painting has always been to make the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature. "
 
"There is a sort of elation about sunlight on the upper part of a house. "
 
"I believe that the great painters, with their intellect as master, have attempted to force the unwilling medium of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions. I find any digression from this large aim leads me to boredom."
 
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