Winslow Homer Biography

Painter (1836–1910)
Winslow Homer was a painter whose works, particularly those on marine subjects, are among the most powerful of late 19th-century American art.


In 1860, Winslow Homer exhibited his first paintings at the National Academy of Design in New York. From the late 1870s, Homer began to devote his summers exclusively to direct painting from nature in watercolor. After 1883, the sea became the dominant theme in his work, and by the 1890s he had become generally recognized as one of the leading American painters.

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