Thursday, July 19, 2012

Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is one of my favorite American artists. He got his start as an illustrator for Harper's Weekly during the Civil War. While it could be argued that he just cashed in on nostalgia, his canvases offer magical depictions of the minutiae of bygone lifeways. A versatile artist, he was equally at home with woodcuts, oils and watercolors.

The National Gallery of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of New York both have nice features on Winslow.

Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) (1873-76)

 A Fisherwoman (ca. 1882)

 A Good One

 A Good Shot, Adirondacks (1892)

 A Rainy Day in Camp (1871)

 A Summer Night (1890)

 A Temperance Meeting (Noon Time) (1874)

 A Visit from the Old Mistress (1876)

 After the Hunt (1892)

After the Hurricane (1899)

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