28 September 2014

Rare Pencil Storyboards Of Edward Hopper’s ‘Nighthawks’ Painting

American painter Edward Hopper was known for his nuanced depictions of modern American life, in particular his 1942 painting Nighthawks.

Thanks to Konbini, we now get a glimpse of the rough sketches that would become his best-known work.

His preparatory drawings reveal how he put together the different elements, from the lone figures to the diner setting, providing insight into his style and process.

Check out some sketches below.

Nighthawks, 1942 oil on canvas by Edward Hopper

[via Konbini, images via Whitney Museum of American Art]