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From the link: art historians still struggle to reconcile the most sensational of Hopper’s commercial illustrations with the quiescent scenes that earned him a place among the great 20th-century artists.
The man had very good abilities in the Draw, Sketch, and Paint Department, and as a result could make money off those abilities. That's the "reconciliation."
His sketches for magazines may not have the stark beauty of, for example, his Diner painting, but they are well-done and a pleasure to look at. I suspect that had Hopper painted billboard ads, most- even Ladybird Johnson- would have considered Hopper-painted billboard ads to constitute beautification of the landscape.
Do art historians not understand commerce and the need to make a living?
As an artist/illustrator myself (nowhere near Hopper's abilities), I'll draw/paint just about anything if someone's willing to pay me. I'm not concerned with high-falutin art. I want to pay my bills and do what I love, which I suppose makes my work low-falutin art, but I don't care.