Edward Hopper's luminous paintings captured classic images of middle-class America and made him one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century. This exhibition focuses on the period of Hopper’s greatest achievements—from about 1925 to mid-century—during which he produced many works now considered icons of American art. Comprising fifty oil paintings, thirty watercolors, and twelve prints, including the favorites Nighthawks, Chop Suey, and Lighthouse and Buildings, Portland Head, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, this exhibition's comprehensive appraisal of Hopper is not to be missed.
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The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Gallery of Art, Washington; and The Art Institute of Chicago.
Catalogue by Carol Troyen and Judith A. Barter, with additional essays by Janet L. Comey, Elliot Bostwick Davis, and Ellen E. Roberts. The editors also acknowledge the research of Elizabeth Thompson Colleary on the relationship between Hopper and his wife.
Generously supported in part by Mary L. Cornille and John F. Cogan Jr. and the MFA Associates/MFA Senior Associates Exhibition Endowment Fund.