Lighthouse Hill


Edward Hopper ( American, 1882 - 1967 )

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Between 1927 and 1930, Edward Hopper painted two landscapes featuring the Two Lights lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. For Hopper, the play of sunlight and shadow across the buildings offered rich formal possibilities, which he exploited in a brilliant blue sky and strong contrast between light and dark. Perhaps one of the most enigmatic of 20th-century American artists, Hopper created indelible images of the American scene, both urban and rural. His quiet, brooding paintings evoke both the isolation and the exposure associated with modern life. Sue Canterbury The Pauline Gill Sullivan Assocaite Curator of American Art January 2018