Hawthorne, Hofmann, And Hopper —Preserving A Legacy

Curated by:
Christine McCarthy
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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

CURATED BY CHRISTINE MCCARTHY | ON VIEW JUNE 25-AUGUST 29, 2021

Pulling from the permanent collection of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, this exhibition highlights Charles Hawthorne and Hans Hofmann as artists and teachers by juxtaposing examples of their work with that of some of their students. Work by Edward Hopper will also be showcased, but Hopper will be displayed more of an influence on other artists than a teacher.

For over a century, artists have flocked to Cape Cod to study with the great masters—studying plein air techniques with Hawthorne; learning the Push and Pull method of Abstract Expressionism with Hofmann; and searching to emulate the light, line and shadow expertly executed by Edward Hopper. In addition to these three masters, the exhibition will also feature works by Edwin Dickinson, Robert Henry, John Noble, Lillian Orlowsky, Houghton Crawford Smith, and Selina Trieff, among others.

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Images (L-R): Charles Webster Hawthorne, His First Voyage, (detail) 1915, oil on board, 48” x 60”, Gift of Joseph Hawthorne; Hans Hofmann, Spring, (detail), 1946, oil on board, 8” x 10”, Norman and Dorothy E. Cook Collection, Gift of Dorothy E. Cook, 2000; Edward Hopper, Study for Cape Cod Morning, (detail) n.d., Graphite on paper, 7” x 8.875”, Gift of Laurence C. and J. Anton Schiffenhaus in memory of Mary Schiffenhaus, and two anonymous donors, 2016.