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Edward Hopper
People in the Sun
1960
oil
40 3/8 x 60 3/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.



Hopper painted People in the Sun after spending six months in California, where low horizons and broad skies offered new possibilities for an artist long associated with New York and New England. Lined up in chairs on a porch, these people absorb the warmth of the midday sun, more interested in their own thoughts than in the distant mountains or each other.