Lighthouse Hill


Edward Hopper ( American, 1882 - 1967 )

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General Description

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.

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Sue Canterbury, DMA label text, 2018

Fun Facts

  • Edward Hopper studied with Robert Henri and William Merritt Chase, whose Dutch Girl Laughing (1909.2) and Dieudonn√©e (1922.2) respectively are part of the Dallas Museum of Art's permanent collection.

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