Wilmington, Delaware born. Edward Loper, Jr. is a self taught artist whose own technique is what's described as "A way to see" has lead him to success over the past five decades.
Behind The Canvas
A collection of photos of Edward Loper Jr. creating his beloved paintings.
The light switch to my fathers studio carries the markings of a true artist. If I could cut this scene out of the wall and frame it I would. Enjoy
More studio scenes. The bridge between my fathers creative vision and the canvas in front of him is the paintbrush. Thank you paintbrush. Enjoy.
Reverse angle shot of Edward working on the railroad scene during the August Quarterly festival.
The latest subject is nearing completion. The subject is located at the corner of 9th and Poplar in Wilmington. The bold colors and shapes complimenting the characters and the mood of this scene have kept my eyes entertained for weeks now as he works. I will post the finished image when Dad feels it is done. Enjoy
Working in the lab over the holiday weekend. No time for Turkey. I am not even sure if my father knew I was behind him taking this photo. Enjoy
Under construction. 8th and King in Wilmington circa 1970’s. This painting is recreation of a original painting done nearly 50 years ago. This work is 36x36 and is certain to entertain the eye. Enjoy
You ever see an artist drown in his own art? My father is on his way and he can not be stopped at this point and we love it. Nowhere to sit but the view is priceless. Enjoy
"I walked into my fathers house to see him sitting next to his most recent self portrait. Interesting enough to see he was almost mirroring the image."
Jamie ~Son of Edward Jr.
In the early 80s, Edward was working on this piece in his living room that was created specifically for a church in West Chester. After 30 years have passed we have lost the location of the church but with the belief that the painting is still there
Caught in the moment, we thought this was a perfect picture to share.
Back in the late 60s- early 70s, Edward was often found at the drawing board as the designer for TUPP Signs. Some of the signs he designed then are still around the tri-state area today!
When this recently resurfaced we had to share with you!
From the Wilmington Journal they did an article on Edward in 1970. Can anyone guess the location?
Edward Loper Jr circa 1968 painting the Getty Oil refinery in Delaware City.
Edward Loper Jr working on "Bourbon Street Jazz" in his home studio.
Edward examining a work in progress with the morning light.
Edward starts a new still life painting with musical subjects in his Wilmington studio.
Edward amongst some of his works at his home in Wilmington. July 2013
Edward working today on a new scene of the train station in Wilmington.
Edward working on a self portrait at his home.
Edward working on a new still life in his studio at home.
Edward works on the newly inspired work named "Booth Bay Harbor" at his home.
Edward is reunited with "Bookshelf" which he created in 1966.
Edward working on an older collection piece of card players in his home studio.
Edward Loper Jr adding more perspective to another Manyunk piece in his home.
Edward Loper Jr working in his studio giving some fresh color to a Manyunk piece.
Edward begins work on a self portrait in his studio.
Edward Loper begins layering paint to his his newest creation.
Edward Loper working along the Brandywine River. 2009
Edward working on the famous "Pont Neuf" in Paris, France 2001.
Edward examines a new work along the Brandywine River circa 1970.
Edward Loper Jr sharing his vision with children in Philadelphia.
Edward working on a still life piece in his Wilmington studio.