Edward Hopper was born in Nyack, New York. After leaving high school he studied at the New York School of Art. In 1906 he visited Paris and became influenced by the impressionists. In 1910 Hopper returned to New York and in the following years painted some of his most recognisable paintings. In 1923 he married Josephine. Although they lived in New York they spent much of their time and most of their summers in Massachusetts where he painted the architecture and the landscapes in and around Cape Cod.