I stumbled upon a super cool Edward Hopper site that was commissioned by the Julietta House. A screen writer traded a place to stay for finding the Hopper houses in Gloucester. They now offer a self guided tour available at their front desk. I was surprised that the “now” pictures seemed to fire people up stating “How could they allow this to happen!” Hopper painted 1920′s ordinary scenes and was focused on lighting and space. Ordinary houses get painted, covered in vinyl, torn down and converted into two families. I do think it would be cool if This Old House would come and restore one of these to as they were when Hopper painted them. It would also make for a great single subject blog, book deal, movie, documentary…
I don’t know much about Art, but I love all things Hopper. I have ties to his hometown, Nyack NY and always went right to his paintings at the Whitney Museum in NYC. It was great to find out that he found success as a painter in Gloucester and it was where he met his wife.
Here are some more of Hoppers paintings in Gloucester that are not in the Edward Hopper House Tour. Share anything about Hopper or the locations in the comments. Thanks!
Prospect Street, Gloucester
Essex Farm House – Is this the farmhouse across from Candlewood Golf Course?