1923-1928Edward Hopper visited several times and painted watercolors in Gloucester.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Notable People, Art

Gloucester Daily Times. “Rocky Neck.” July 19, 1923, Vol. 59 No. 10426 edition, sec. Rockport News. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
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Hopper came initially as an unknown, unhappy artist, doing illustrations and living in boarding houses. While in Gloucester, he met and married his wife, painter Jo Nivison. By the time he left in 1928, he was beginning to have some success.

In 1923, Hopper painted The Mansard Roof, which was known as the “Hopper House”. Also the year he summered here, Jo Nivison, suggested he work in watercolors, which brought him his first real acclaim.

Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail. “Edward Hopper’s Mansard Roof House,” January 16, 2019. http://trail.rockyneckartcolony.org/index.php/edward-hoppers-mansard-roof-house/. Ratcliff, Carter, catalogue essay, The Gloucester Years: Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, John Sloan, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY, 1982, Edgers, Geoff, Preserved in Paint, in Boston Globe, 5/27/07, p. N7. Cape Ann Museum. “Edward Hopper.” https://www.capeannmuseum.org/collections/artists/edward-hopper/.
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