Title

A case is made that Portland was the locale that inspired Edward Hopper's painti

Authors

Colin Sargent

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

9-2010

Pages

39, 76

Abstract

A case is made that Portland was the locale that inspired Edward Hopper's painting "Chop Suey," popularly thought to have been inspired by a chop suey palace above a Child's restaurant in Manhattan's Columbus Circle. Hopper and his wife Josephine Nivison summered in Cape Elizabeth in 1927, the painting's gestation period. They were both theater lovers and Portland's iconic restaurant Empire Chop Suey, with its striking incandescent sign, held sway in the theater district.

Subjects

Artists, Hopper, Edward

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