Winslow Homer

1836-1910 America-Realism/Plein Air

 

Brief Biography-Winslow Homer of Massachusetts was born in 1836. His popular subjects were marine, genre and landscape painting. His only master was his mother, who was an amateur watercolourist. Winslow's father had him apprenticed as an illustrator, which he worked at for many years, primarily for Harper's Weekly. They sent him to cover the civil war, which he sketched for four years, afterwards exhibiting at the National Academy of Design and was elected full Academician in 1865. He spent two years in Tynemouth, England, where he painted coastal scenes en plein-air and developed a more mature style. On returning to America, he lived in Maine. His most famous images are predominantly from the Maine coastline, painted in both oil and watercolour. In his later years, he became relatively successful, and his paintings demanded high prices. In 1910, he died in his studio in Prouts Neck.

 

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Eight Bells

Eight Bells

Life Line

Liffe Line

Camp Fire

Camp Fire

Rainy Day in Camp

Rainy Day in Camp

Eagle Head

Eagle Head

After the Hurricane

After the Hurricane

The Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream

The Herring Net

The Herring Net

Shipbuilders

Shipbuilders at Gloucester

Right and Left

Righ and Left

Fisherwomen

Signal of Distress

The Signal of Distress

Perils of the Sea

Perils of the Sea

Gloucester Harbor

Gloucester Harbor

West Point

 West Point Prout's Neck

Boys in a Pasture

Boys in a Pasture

Hound and Hunter

Hound and Hunter

Breezing Up

Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)

Basket of Clams

Basket of Clams

Inside the Bar

Inside the Bar

Fog Warning

The Fog Warning

Sunlight

Sunlight on the Coast

Key West

Key West

Northeasterly

Northeasterly

Observations

Observations

Row Boat

Row Boat

Rowing Home

Rowing Home

Sailing the Cat Boat

Sailing the Cat Boat

Shore and Surf

Shore and Surf

Snap the Whip

Snap the Whip

Song of the Lark

Song of the Lark

Summer Night

Summer Night

Summer Squall

Summer Squall

The Fox Hunt

The Fox Hunt

The Red Canoe

The Red Canoe

The Water Fan

The Water Fan

The West Wind

The West Wind

At the Window

At the Window

A Game of Croquet

A Game of Croquet

Beach Scene

Beach Scene

Autumn

Autumn

Fishergirl Baiting

A Fishergirl Baiting Lines

Blackboard

Blackboard

Boat Builders

Boat Builders

Casting Number Two

Casting Number Two

Coast of Maine

Coast of Maine

Dad's Coming

Dad's Coming

Fresh Eggs

Fresh Eggs

Carrying a Basket

Girl Carrying a Basket

Mending Nets

Mending the Nets

Long Branch

Long Branch New Jersey

Key West

Key West Hauling Anchor

Camp Benton

Officers at Camp Benton Maryland

On the Sands

On the Sands

Prisoners

Prisoners from the Front 1866

Red Shirt Homosassa

Red Shirt Homosassa Florida

Salt Kettle Bermuda

Salt Kettle Bermuda

Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba Street Scene

The Carnival

The Carnival

The Country School

The Country School

At Anchor

At Anchor

The Milk Maid

The Milk Maid

The New Novel

The New Novel

The Portage

The Portage

Flower Garden

Flower Garden and Bungalow

Red School House

The Red School House

watermelon boys

the watermelon boys