Homer, Winslow – encyclopedia article about Homer, Winslow.


Homer, Winslow

Homer, Winslow – encyclopedia article about Homer, Winslow.


Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer, at the National Gallery of Art,
New York City, 1880,
photo by Napoleon Sarony (1821–1896)

Birth name
Winslow Homer

February 24, 1836(1836-02-24)
Boston, Massachusetts

September 29, 1910(1910-09-29)
(aged 74)
Prouts Neck, Maine


Wood engraving
Oil painting
Watercolor painting

Lithography apprenticeship, 1855-56
National Academy of Design (painting), 1863
Paris, France (informal), 1867


Harper’s Weekly Magazine
Ballou’s Pictorial Magazine

Frederic Remington
Robert Henri
Howard Pyle
N. C. Wyeth

Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th century America and a preeminent figure in American art.

Largely self-taught, Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator.[1] He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium. He also worked extensively in watercolor, creating a fluid and prolific oeuvre, primarily chronicling his working vacations.[2][3]

Early life


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