No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
Hopper magazine illustrations circa 1920
Edward Hopper's painting Nighthawks, is certainly his most famous work and one of the leading recognized and parodied paintings in the world of American art. Hopper completed Nighthawks in 1942 when he was sixty-years old. Fame and recognition for his painting came after years of struggle, knocking on doors soliciting free-lance work as an illustrator.