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Edward Hopper, Captain Upton's House, 1927.  Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 in.  (71.1 x 91.4 cm).  Private Collection.

Edward Hopper's Maine

Bowdoin College Museum of Art / July 15 - October 16, 2011 / Brunswick, Maine


My aim in painting," Edward Hopper (1882-1967) once wrote, "has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impressions of nature." And yet, to look at many of Hopper's best-known paintings, with their characteristic coolness, is to accept that statement uneasily. Though they are less familiar, it is the paintings and watercolors that the artist produced during nine summers between 1914 and 1929 — with Maine as his muse — that perhaps most bear out his "intimate impressions of nature.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
9400 College Station
Brunswick, Maine