Edward Hopper ( American, 1882 - 1967 )
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, DMA label text, 2018
Edward Hopper, Biography
Read more about Edward Hopper at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lighthouse at Two Lights
Explore another work by Hopper depicting the same lighthouse at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
United States Lighthouse Society
Learn more about lighthouses at the United States Lighthouse Society website.