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Winslow Homer



 


 
Winslow Homer

(b Boston, MA, 24 Feb 1836; d Prout’s Neck, ME, 29 Sept 1910).

American painter, illustrator and etcher. He was one of the two most admired American late 19th-century artists (the other being Thomas Eakins) and is considered to be the greatest pictorial poet of outdoor life in the USA and its greatest watercolourist. Nominally a landscape painter, in a sense carrying on Hudson River school attitudes, Homer was an artist of power and individuality whose images are metaphors for the relationship of Man and Nature. A careful observer of visual reality, he was at the same time alive to the purely physical properties of pigment and colour, of line and form, and of the patterns they create. His work is characterized by bold, fluid brushwork, strong draughtsmanship and composition, and particularly by a lack of sentimentality.

 




 

Answering the Horn
 


 


The Return of the Gleaner



 


Peach Blossoms



 

Sailing the Catboat



 

The Whittling Boy



 

After the Hunt



 

Eight Bells



 

On Guard



 

By the Shore



 

Boy Fishing



 

A Game of Croquet
 

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