Hopper saw beauty in the most ordinary forms. He is noted for his ability to bring a peculiar charm and freshness to such commonplace structures as lighthouses, tenement blocks, rooftops and houses. In Methodist Church Tower, the sharp angular rooftops and the white steeple set against an airy atmosphere create a stark image of New England beauty.
Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967)
Methodist Church Tower, 1930
Watercolor on paper, 25 x 19 3/4 in.
Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Sumner Collection Fund, 1951.19
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT