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About Winslow Homer - American Artist
An Introduction to Winslow Homer 1836-1910
Find out about the famous American painter Winslow Homer.
This site shares information about the paintings and artwork of Winslow Homer, including:
- museums and art galleries and exhibitions where you can see his work
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Winslow Homer - Biographical Note & Timeline
1836: Winslow Homer was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
He was raised in Cambridge, where he developed a love of art and the outdoors. At the age of 19 he began his career as an illustrator, apprenticing at the J.H. Bufford lithographic firm in Boston. He then decided to become a freelance illustrator.
1859: Homer moved to New York to work for Harper's Weekly, serving as artist-correspondent for the magazine during the Civil War.
After taking some art classes at the National Academy of Design, he decided to focus on oil painting. He quickly gained international recognition as a painter, and in
1866: first trip to Europe.
1873: he decided to work in watercolor and found great success in his experimentation with light and color in this medium.
In the mid-1880s: Homer moved permanently to Prout's Neck, Maine, an isolated area where he built a studio and focused his paintings on man's struggle with nature.
Also during the 1880s he worked on a series of etchings based on his paintings.
Homer continued to paint for the next twenty years, vacationing summers in places such as the Adirondacks and the Bahamas to capture varied landscapes, until his death in 1910.
Winslow Homer - Biographical references
In terms of painting, the primary medium used by Winslow Homer's was oil painting.
However Homer also did commercial illustration and chronicled the New York City social scene in order to make a living.
He subsequently developed the use of watercolour paints for his artwork.
Once he settled in Prout's Neck in New England he turned to the portrayal of the sea.
- Smithsonian Archives of American Art - The Winslow Homer Collection Online
This site provides access to the papers of painter Winslow Homer that were digitized in 2005 by the Archives of American Art. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 196 images. VIEW COLLECTIONThe Winslow Homer collection measures 0
- Winslow Homer Time Line
Welcome to the Winslow Homer Time Line, Showing you the important events in Winslow Homer's Life
- Winslow Homer - Biography
Welcome to the Winslow Homer Historical Preservation Site, Presenting the Winslow Homer Biography, and an extensive online collection of his art for for your perussal and enjoyment.
Winslow Homer is regarded as one of America's foremost artists, and this web site has been established to provide as much information as possible for anyone interested in the artist.
- Winslow Homer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 - September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects.
Winslow Homer is regarded as one of America�s foremost artists, and this web site has been established to provide as much information as possible for anyone interested in the artist.Articles about Winslow Homer
- Archive Sources
Winslow Homer - Archive Sources
- NGA Washington - Winslow Homer - Biography
Winslow HomerAmerican, 1836 - 1910Winslow Homer was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1836, the second of the three children, all sons, of Henrietta Benson and Charles Savage Homer.
- WINSLOW HOMER, NOTED ARTIST, DEAD - Passes Away at Scarboro, Me., Where He Had Lived Life of a Reclu
New York Times ArchiveWINSLOW HOMER, NOTED ARTIST, DEAD; Passes Away at Scarboro, Me., Where He Had Lived Life of a Recluse for Years. WON DOZEN COLD MEDALS Two of His Famous Paintings, "Old Gun In Havana Harbor" and "Tha Northeaster," In Metropolita
- Biographical note about Winslow Homer | Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Winslow Homer (1836–1910) was a primarily self-trained painter in oil and watercolor who, during his lifetime and since, has been lauded as among the most accomplished of American artists.
Hardcover: 240 pagesPublisher: Phaidon Press (July 1, 2006)
Winslow Homer: An American Vision
Rated: 5.0 out of 5 stars (2 customer reviews)
The First Major Critical Survey on the Artist in a Decade - Includes All Major Paintings. This is the first major critical survey on the life and work of Homer, one of America's best-loved artists, in the last decade.The book features every one of his major paintings alongside a remarkable selection of his lesser-known etchings and woodcuts.
"The book reproduces all the major paintings as well as sketches and other work, and provides a useful overview of Homer's career."
The New York Times Book Review
Author: Randall C. Griffin, Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Art History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas,
a tour of Winslow Homer's studio on Prout's Neck, Me.
Winslow Homer's Studio at Prout's Neck
Homer's Studio at Prout Neck was acquired by the Portland Museum of Art who then removated it.
It now opens for tours for small groups
- Photos: A Tour of American Landscape Artist Winslow Homer's Renovated Studio | Vanity Fair
Take a tour through American-landscape artist Winslow Homer’s studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, open for public tours September 22.
- Homer's Prouts Neck Home
2012 is an exciting year for the Portland Museum of Art-it's the Year of Winslow Homer. In September, the Museum will open the newly restored Winslow Homer Studio along with the related exhibition Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine.
- Homer's Prouts Neck Home
To celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Winslow Homer Studio at Prouts Neck, the Portland Museum of Art presents Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine. This extraordinary exhibition showcases 38 masterpieces that the great American artist Wi
- Winslow Homer's Maine | New York Times
Three years ago, Charles Homer Willauer, who had inherited his great-great-uncle's studio, sold it to the Portland Museum of Art for nearly $1.9 million. The museum is deep into a renovation it hopes to complete by 2012.
- A Comfortable Maine, Ruggedly Depicted | New York Times
The studio itself is a lovely little wooden box of a building with a mansard roof and a second-story balcony running along two sides. It is set on a neatly groomed lawn that slopes gently toward the sea.
- Winslow Homer’s Maine - Slide Show - NYTimes.com
Photographs of a Winslow Homer exhibition and studio in Prouts Neck, Me.
- Winslow Homer | Weatherbeaten | Shipwreck | Portland Museum of Art | Philadelphia Museum of Art | At
Three venues, including the artist's original New England studio, explore the influence that Prout's Neck, Maine, had on the evolution of Winslow Homer's art.
- Cameras encountering Winslow Homer's studio - Theater & art - The Boston Globe
PORTLAND, Maine — In September, the Portland Museum of Art completed its restoration of Winslow Homer’s Prouts Neck studio by opening it for public tours. Celebrating the restoration, the museum has mounted two shows: “Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer an
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: University of California Press
(November 4, 2002)
BOOK: Winslow Homer: The Nature of Observation - by Elizabeth Johns
Johns examines and analyses the life his life and work of Winslow Homer from the perspective of developmental psychology. She reviews the artist's correspondence and his entire body of work--illustrations for wood engravings, watercolors, and oils. The book includes 75 black and white illustrations and 40 color plates
Winslow Homer in Art Galleries and Museums
Below you can find listings of where you can see the work of Winslow Homer in art galleries and museums.
The websites are also worth visiting and they often include many reproductions of his work online together with information about the artist
- NGA | Winslow Homer
From the late 1850s until his death in 1910, Winslow Homer produced a body of work distinguished by its thoughtful expression and its independence from artistic conventions. A man of multiple talents, Homer excelled equally in the arts of illustratio
- NGA - Winslow Homer Watercolors: A Survey of Themes and Styles
Winslow Homer Watercolors - A Survey of Themes and Styles
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Search Results
works by Winslow Homer
- Fine Art Museums of San Francisco
works by Winslow Homer
- Art Institute of Chicago
works by Winslow Homer
- Detroit Institute of Arts
works by Winslow Homer
- Shelburne Museum | American Paintings
Winslow Homer (1836-1910) - Milking, About 1875 - Oil on canvas
- Brooklyn Museum: Winslow Homer
Collections: Winslow Homer
Hardcover: 228 pages
Publisher: Art Institute of Chicago
(February 26, 2008)
Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
Rated: Amazon reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars (14 customer reviews)
Homer was particularly renowned for his use of watercolour and his use of the medium created some of the most striking paintings in the history of watercolour.
This book reviews Homer's technical and artistic practice as a watercolorist. It includes over one hundred watercolors - including twenty-five rarely seen examples from the Art Institute of Chicago's collection - plus more than thirty related drawings and paintings. It also looks at the experiences that shaped his remarkable development
Authors: (Art Institute of Chicago) - by Martha Tedeschi, Kristi Dahm, Judith Walsh, Karen Huang
Art Institute of Chicago - Winslow Homer Watercolours - Links from the exhibition
- Winslow Homer - a self-taught artist
Homer's self-education and early work in black and white directly impacted his later practice in watercolor. As an illustrator, he developed a sophisticated understanding of light and dark values, learning to manipulate the shades between black and w
- Winslow Homer - early watercolors
Winslow Homer began his career as a serious watercolorist abruptly in the summer of 1873.Remaining true to his self-taught, trial-and-error methodology, Homer began experimenting in watercolor. He had few preconceived notions of how watercolor should
- Winslow Home - watercolours in England
Homer set sail for England on the Cunard liner SS Parthia on March 15, 1881. He arrived in Liverpool, continued to London, then traveled north. By the summer of 1881, the artist had made his way to Cullercoats, a small fishing village on the northeas
- Winslow Homer - Prout's Neck
Homer moved to Maine during the summer of 1883, settling on Prout's Neck, a rocky peninsula near Portland with views of Saco Bay and the Atlantic. There his brother Charles built the Ark, a large house at which the entire family could gather in the s
- Winslow Homer - The Adirondacks
Watercolor was particularly suited to rustic exploration, and the artist painted more than one hundred Adirondacks subjects in the medium. The themes of these works reflect his personal and artistic interests: fishing, hunting, weather, sunrise and s
- Winslow Homer - The Tropics
Throughout his trips around the Caribbean, the artist simultaneously indulged his love of fishing and his engagement with watercolor. Each change of scene offered fresh subject matter and yet another opportunity to push the flexible medium in new dir
Lots and lots and lots of technical data and detail and photos and videos relating to a technical analysis of Winslow Homer's materials and watercolor practices.
- Behind the Scenes - of the AIC Winslow Homer exhibition
The Art Institute of Chicago is fortunate to house among its collections of American Art twenty-five watercolors and three monochrome drawings by Winslow Homer. Between 2005 and 2007, curators, researchers, conservators and conservation scientists at
- Background to Winslow Homer's watercolor practices
Even in his own day, Winslow Homer was celebrated as "America's Master in Watercolor." His technical virtuosity in this challenging medium, and his intuitive understanding of the artistic possibilities it offers, have influenced generations of artist
- About the research behind the scenes
Research on Winslow Homer's watercolors at the Art Institute was carried out by the following interdisciplinary team: Martha Tedeschi, Curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings; Kristi Dahm, Assistant Conservator of Prints and Drawings; Karen
- Tools and Techniques of Winslow Homer
Palettes, brushes, sketchblocks and techniquesWatch video clips about watercolor technique. Selections include artist demonstrations of specific watercolor techniques and explanations about specific pictures
- Locations where Winslow homer painted - matched to specific works
- Selected works by Winslow Homer
Each work is linked to aspects of the exhibition or of the research. The analysis of each makes for interesting reading.
Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr; 1ST edition
Winslow Homer Watercolors - by Helen A Cooper
This book traces the development of Homer as a watercolorist, shows a selection of his landscapes, seascapes, and portraits, and discusses his distinctive style and techniques
Amazon reviews: 4.3 out of 5 stars (11 customer reviews)
The Watercolors of Winslow Homer
Over 140 of the 700 or so surviving watercolours of Winslow Homer - dating from the 1870s to the turn of the century - are reproduced in this book
Amazon reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars (9 customer reviews) | Like (3)
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company;
First Edition(October 17, 2001)
Paperback: 88 pagesPublisher: Watson-Guptill Publications (September 1976)
BOOK: Winslow Homer Watercolors (Watson-Guptill Famous Artists)
Amazon reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars (3 customer reviews)
Donelson F. Hoopes devotes a beautiful volume exclusively to the most popular of all American watercolorists. Published in cooperation with The Brooklyn Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the book includes virtually the entire Winslow Homer collection of both museums.
Winslow Homer - Exhibitions
- Art Institute of Chicago - Winslow Homer (2008) Behind the Scenes
Take an in-depth and detailed look at Winslow Homer's tools, techniques, and watercolors through the eyes of curators, researchers, conservators, and conservation scientists.
- National Gallery of Art - Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of Art
Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of ArtMore than fifty paintings, drawings, prints, and watercolors in the Gallery's Homer collection were on view at the National Gallery of Art, East Building Mezzanine, from July 3, 2005 - February 26, 2006.Int
- NGA | Winslow Homer | introduction
[Introduction to web feature relating to a 2005 Winslow Homer exhibition at the NGA Washington]From the late 1850s until his death in 1910, Winslow Homer produced a body of work distinguished by its thoughtful expression and its independence from art
- NGA | Winslow Homer | chronology 01
This section provides several chronologies related to the artist's life and work, in addition to an accession history highlighting donations of works by Homer to the National Gallery of Art, a PDF checklist of works in the exhibition Winslow Homer in
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Exhibition - Winslow Homer: American Scenes
Winslow Homer: American ScenesFriday, June 20, 2008 - Sunday, January 4, 2009Selections from the Museum's rich collection of works by Winslow Homer (1836-1910) are on view in the Lee Gallery, just inside the newly opened State Street Corporation Fenw
- New York Times - Portraits of a Simpler, Gentler Time
Homer graduated from workaday illustrator to great American painter. But along the way he made hundreds of illustrations for magazines like Ballou's Pictorial and Harper's Weekly, capturing a variety of subjects reflecting 19th-century America. Aroun
- Brooklyn Museum: Winslow Homer: Illustrating America
Exhibitions: Winslow Homer: Illustrating America
- Homer in America | The Columbus Museum, Georgia
Homer in America - March 2 - June 9, 2013Third Floor Galleries, The Columbus Museum, Columbus GeorgiaAll of Homer's most popular illustrations are included in this exhibition of 125 wood engravings produced over a period of nearly three decades.By BP
- Winslow Homer - Making Art, Making History | Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Winslow Homer - Making Art, Making HistoryJune 9 through September 8, 2013Clark bought more than two hundred of Homer's works and eventually owned more works by Homer than by any other artist. The breadth and ambition of Clark's collection, more impo
- Winslow Homer - Making Art, Making History (checklist) | Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Checklist of paintings for Winslow Homer - Making Art, Making History
Hardcover: 192 pagesPublisher: Bulfinch; 1ST edition (May 17, 2006)
BOOK: Frederic Church, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape
The companion book to the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's exhibition of the same name of America's scenic wonders captured by three of the greatest artists of the 19th century.
VIDEOS: Winslow Homer on You Tube
Winslow Homer - Online galleries and websites
- Winslow Homer Online | artcyclopedia
Winslow Homer [American Painter, 1836-1910] Guide to pictures of works by Winslow Homer in art museum sites and image archives worldwide.
- Winslow Homer | Artchive
Winslow Homer images and biography
- Winslow Homer | Google - The Culture Project
49 paintings by Winslow Homer - with details
BOOK: Drawings of Winslow Homer (Master Draughtsman Series)
PaperbackPublisher: Borden Publishing Company (December 1, 1970)
Articles about Winslow Homer
- Winslow Homer News - The New York Times
News about Winslow Homer. Commentary and archival information about Winslow Homer from The New York Times.
- Brian Sewell Article about Winslow Homer
Winslow Homer biography
- Winslow Homer's spare, mythic images shine at the MFA - The Boston Globe
ART REVIEWHis gift: To be simpleWinslow Homer's spare, mythic images shine at the MFA
- Evoking the World of Winslow Homer - New York Times (1997)
The 1858 Tenth Street Studio Building, which once stood at 51 West 10th Street, had everything an artist could hope for -- cheap rent (about $200 a year), heat, good light, camaraderie, a gallery,
- Winslow Homer, American Favorite, Owed Some Artistry to Britain | Bloomberg
Winslow Homer, American Favorite, Owed Some Artistry to BritainBy Martin Gayford - March 16, 2006 21:05 EST
- AHA MOMENT: WINSLOW HOMER
Steve Mumford traveled to Iraq several times to chronicle the war as a painter and illustrator. He was riding in ...
- Plein Air Magazine | Winslow Homer's Wood Engravings
Winslow Homer's Wood EngravingsAn artist of immense and diverse talent, Winslow Homer is the subject of an exhibition that highlights his production of wood engravings.