His paintings were based on lonely, mysteries painting of everyday subjects. People enjoyed his painting as they “seemed to show life honesty, without trying to make it happier or prettier than it really was”. With the high of being successful during the Great Depression, he began to struggle in the nineteen sixties. New trends like abstract expressionist, took over the what was popular realistic paintings. This artist thought Hopper's style was no longer modern or important (Many things).
With two such amazing American artists it's hard to narrow it down to the main topic “who is the better artist”. With such a simple question, we must not only look how others view to paintings but their techniques and skills.
Hopper when it came to his lighting and technique he would rely on his memory, or sketches rather than paint from direct sight. He would paint “isolated figures, desolate urban scenes, and nineteenth-century Victorian architecture, all in strong contrasts of light and shadow from unusual and unexpected viewpoints”