Summertime

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Summertime, 1943
Edward Hopper (1882-1967)
Oil on canvas
Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Dora Sexton Brown, 1962

A key work in the Delaware Art Museum’s permanent collection. Edward Hopper lived in New York City his entire adult life. He depicted the city not as a teeming metropolis, but as the home of isolated individuals, like this woman paused on her front steps on a hot summer day.