Edward Hopper "Ground Swell”
Oil on canvas 1939
36 3/16” x 50 1/16” (91.9 x 127.2 cm
Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
Edward Hopper made many marine images, but this one is particularly loaded with meaning because of events at the time of its painting (1939) followed by the entry of the United States into World War II shortly afterward (1941).
The Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington DC has a web page discussing this painting in detail here [This page has gone offline while the Corcoran Art Gallery is being renovated by the NGA National Gallery of Art].
Original Page February 2012