This post was originally published in October 2016.
Read moreEdmund Hopper, a painter known for his illustrations of children’s books, painted some of the most memorable illustrations of the Civil War era.
Hopper, who died on Saturday at age 95, was best known for painting The Little Red and The Red Book, two children’s novels, that have become household names.
Hopper was also credited with drawing the original “Battle of Gettysburg,” a pivotal moment in the American Civil War.
He was born in 1876 in New York City to immigrant parents.
His family emigrated from Poland to the U.S. when he was 2.
After attending the Upright Citizens Brigade, Hopper worked as a newspaper photographer and as a reporter for The New York Tribune before moving to New York in 1880.
He lived in New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut before settling in Philadelphia in 1884.
The Little and The Blue Book were his first paintings.
In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1888, Hoppers wife said he had the inspiration for the painting in his mother’s house in New Castle County, New York.
He was commissioned to paint the Little Book, an illustrated account of the battle of Gettyburg, at the age of 5.
In the book, Hopps father tells of his father’s fight for the Union and the war.
He described it as a struggle for the lives of his sons and for the freedom of the people.
Hopps brother was killed during the battle.
After graduating from high school, Hoppses career took off.
He painted several portraits and a number of books.
In 1891, Hoppe began work on his first book.
He had been working on a book about his father, and Hoppers father, who he had always seen as a strong, independent, and self-reliant man, was asked to help him out.
He said he didn’t want to do any of the illustrations himself.
He told Hoppers brother that he would be able to do it for him, and he did.
Hoppers book was published in 1893 and became a best seller.
His first book, The Little and the Blue Book, is about the Gettysburg battle, which he wrote at the height of the war, was in the middle of the conflict and was a pivotal battle.
Hoppers book sold over 20 million copies.
In 1898, Hoppo returned to Philadelphia and began work again on The Little Book.
The Little Books popularity helped to turn the Philadelphia city into a hub for artists and art collectors.
In the same year, Hoppa painted another book, A Short History of Pennsylvania, which was a compilation of Philadelphia’s history.
The book became a local sensation, and it sold over 150,000 copies.
The Hopps family moved to Chicago in 1910.
He continued to paint books, eventually graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in painting.
Hoppes career in the art world took off and he became a successful artist himself.
When he returned to the United States in 1913, he went to work as a painter.
As a teenager, he was commissioned by the Chicago Tribune to draw a portrait of his uncle, an army officer, named Joseph Hopper.
The uncle was shot and killed while on duty during the Civil Rights Movement.
Hoppo drew Hopper as a black soldier.
Hopping lived for years after the death of his Uncle.
He painted a portrait with him for many years.
In 1919, Hoppy became an artist with the Cleveland Art Museum.
His paintings included the “Little Red Book.”
Hopper went on to work for the Chicago Art Institute, then at the Museum of Modern Art.
He worked on several major projects including the painting of the Lincoln Memorial.
Hopper died in New Brunswick, New Jersey.