EDWARD HOPPER & ANDREW WYETH: ROCKLAND, MAINE
Edward Hopper is famed for his images of the city and its disconnection. Andrew Wyeth is revered for his visionary practice in rural isolation. An unexpected place and subject matter brought together these two celebrated American artists and a fascinating body of work resulted. On separate visits decades apart, Hopper and Wyeth explored the historic industries of Rockland, Maine. Especially lime quarrying and commercial fishing, and produced remarkable watercolors.
This exhibition brings rare loans of Rockland works back to the city that inspired them, supplemented by select artworks from the collections of the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Accompanying the exhibition of the same title at the Farnsworth in its 75th-anniversary year, this book brings together high-quality reproductions of the rarely seen works on view, three essays by contributors to the project, rarely seen historic photography, and a new map associating the artworks with their locations.