Self Portrait, charcoal, 1903 Hopper is known for his oil paintings, but he also made etchings… House by the Railroad, 1925 Hopper was not initially successful as an artist, so he made ends meet with freelance illustration work… Poster illustration, Smash the Hun (1919) Frank Rehn gave Hopper his first solo show in 1924. Hopper was 42. Automat, 1927 The Seattle Art Museum expected to receive Chop Suey after the death of the collector and patron Barney Ebsworth this year, but instead the family is having the painting is auctioned at Christie’s. The painting was recently valued at $70 million. Clamdigger, 1935 Hopper was not prolific, he painted only 366 canvases in his lifetime. If he started painting when he was in his early 20’s, and painted until the year he died, this would be an average of one painting every 2 months. During the 1950s, when he was in his 70s, he produced approximately five paintings a year.