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Cape Cod Morning

1950 Edward Hopper Born: Nyack, New York 1882 Died: New York, New York 1967 oil on canvas 34 1/8 x 40 1/4 in. (86.7 x 102.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation 1986.6.92 Smithsonian American Art Museum
1st Floor, South Wing

Artwork Description

Edward Hopper is one of America's best known and most time-honored artists. A realist who was internationally acclaimed during his lifetime, Hopper painted characteristic American subjects, from movie theaters and restaurants to New England lighthouses. The still pose of the figure and dramatic light and shadow in Cape Cod Morning evoke tense anticipation in an isolated place.

Smithsonian American Art Museum: Commemorative Guide. Nashville, TN: Beckon Books, 2015.


Architecture Exterior - domestic - house

Figure female - knee length

Landscape - Massachusetts - Cape Cod

Landscape - time - morning


paint - oil

fabric - canvas