Edward Hopper. Third Grade Report Card.

This image was drawn on the back of Edward Hopper’s third grade report card dated October 23, 1891, when Hopper was nine years old. Edward Hopper (1882-1967), Little Boy Looking at the Sea, n.d., ink on paper, 4.5 x 3.5 in.


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  1. Damn, feeling inadequate and it isn’t even 5a…

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  2. Whoa – defines natural talent (of which I have none). I’m such a fan – apparently even of his early, early work…

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  3. Wow! I’ve always been such a fan of Hopper’s. So sad to think that even as a small child, he already was so sad and melancholy. What a lonely drawing. I’d love to see the flip side and see what his grades were and any comments his teachers made!

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  4. Amazing! 👏

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  5. Budding genius. I wonder if his teacher noticed ?

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  6. I’d completely ignore the grades on flip side if my child brought home this. Perhaps that was the idea?

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  7. Do we know who drew it? Edward, age nine? Or someone else?

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  8. I did not know his work – so I googled him. Love his style.
    As for talent coming out at a young age, I think this happens more think!
    I, too, was wondering what his grades were! LOL…
    I was pleased to see that his parents encouraged his art from a very young age – so many are not given the same gift because of lack of means or lack of belief that it is a suitable career…

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  9. Wow. Just Wow.

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  10. i am in wow with him and his talent.

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  11. I love this! The simplicity of it, and the subject is pure Hopper. Wonderful find. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. If you’ve got it; you’ve got it. If you ain’t; you ain’t… 🙂

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  13. Not a huge Hopper fan, but I love this drawing. My youngest daughter used to draw pictures of whole crowds from the back when she was very young. She’s a good artist still, but it was the first time I had seen a kid do this with such detail. Coool.

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  14. Tracey Carnahan says:

    So much emotion. Love Hopper. Thanks for posting.

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