Edward Hopper

South Carolina Morning
1955

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Date
1955

Classification
Paintings

Medium
Oil on canvas

Dimensions
Overall: 30 3/8 × 40 1/4in. (77.2 × 102.2 cm)

Accession number
67.13

Credit line
Given in memory of Otto L. Spaeth by his Family

Rights and reproductions
© Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper/Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

From April 1 to May 11, 1929, Edward Hopper and his wife, Josephine Nivison Hopper, visited Charleston, South Carolina. During their trip to the surrounding countryside, the Hoppers encountered a woman who stood in front of her cabin but retreated indoors when her husband came home. Many years later, Hopper revisited this chance meeting in South Carolina Morning, the only painting in his oeuvre that depicts an African American woman. Here, she stands poised on the steps of a building surrounded by an austere slab of sidewalk, which is the only transitional element between the structure and a vast plain of sea grass that extends to the horizon.



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