Kevin Salatino, ed.
Director, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
176 pages, 120 color illustrations
Exhibition dates: July 15 – October 16, 2011
This exhibition and catalogue are devoted to Edward Hopper’s extraordinary artistic production in Maine between 1914 and 1929, and offer a crucial reassessment of this important period. Very little attention has been paid to the nine fruitful summers Hopper spent in Maine, painting and sketching in Ogunquit, Monhegan, Rockland, Cape Elizabeth, and Portland, among other places. Edward Hopper’s Maine brings together for the first time the largest gathering of this material, among the most beautiful and evocative of the artist’s career. The stunning catalogue (co-published with DelMonico Books – Prestel) - with insightful essays by distinguished Hopper scholar Carol Troyen, Whitney Museum of American art curator Carter Foster, actor-writer-musician-writer Steve Martin, poet-critic Vincent Katz, Bowdoin College Museum of Art Director Kevin Salatino, and co-curator Diana Tuite – includes 120 full color images.