Solitary Figure in a Theater, 1903 by Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper's Solitary Figure in a Theater, painted somewhere around 1903, when he was barely in his twenties, and now in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Amazing that in the very first years of his career, before he’d even made his famous trip to Paris to discover the French avant-garde, Hopper had already achieved such a dour and stripped-down image, on what would become one of his signature . subjects.