The Ogunquit Paintings by Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper. Dories, Ogunquit.

The exhibition «Edward Hopper: The Ogunquit Paintings» is opened through July 1–October 15 at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. During the early years of the Twentieth Century, Ogunquit’s influential art colony and the incomparable beauty of the Maine coastline attracted many famous artists to paint in the small fishing village. One of the best known was Edward Hopper (1882-1967), who spent the summers of 1914 and 1915 painting that coastline and Ogunquit landscapes. The artist loved Main. He returned there on various occasions, visited a great number of sites. In Ogunquit Edward Hopper met his future wife Jo Nivison.

Five of artist’s best paintings of that period are displayed in the exhibition. «Road in Maine» depicting a stretch of Shore Road in front of the present Ogunquit Museum of American Art, was first exhibited in the autumn of 1914 at New York’s Montress Gallery, and was Hopper’s first opportunity to show in a commercial gallery.«Sea at Ogunquit» also completed in 1914, was exhibited in 1917 at the “First Annual Exhibition at the American Society of Independent Artists” in New York City.

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