In addition to the Pennsylvania Brandywine Tradition of Art, which includes the art of Nathaniel, Andrew, and James Wyeth, in Delaware there is another significant tradition of art. This "other" tradition is attributed to Edward L. Loper Sr. (Ed Sr.). However, another artist, less well known, is Edward L. Loper Jr. (Ed), the son of Ed Sr. Ed's work has its roots in his father's. That said, Ed's work launches the nucleus of the Loper Tradition. While Ed Loper Sr. remains one of the most important and influential artists born in Delaware, Ed Jr.'s work brings to his father's aesthetic contributions compelling new visual ideas adapted from Fauvism and Modernism. Ed and his father are different in many ways, but especially in the way they perceived their world. Ed's approach has been to use the essence of a subject to suit his vision. His work decoratively presents bold, bright, saturated color and structure, rather than story. In contrast, Ed Sr. was interested in expressing glowing, dramatic, and smoldering qualities of color. Thus, if they were inspired by identical scenes, their resultant paintings are dramatically different works of art.