Winslow Homer is regarded by many as the greatest American painter of the nineteenth century. Born in Boston and raised in rural Cambridge, he began his career as a commercial printmaker, first in Boston and then in New York, where he settled in 1859.
Winslow Homer was a painter whose works, particularly those on marine subjects, are among the most powerful of late 19th-century American art.
Two Girls in Sunbonnets
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.
Shark Fishing, 1885, watercolor, private collection.
An October Day, 1889, watercolor, Sterling & Francine
Fisherman-s Family aka The Lookout
Girls with Lobster aka A Fisherman-s Daughter
Girl and Daisies
On the Cliff
Orange Tree Nassau aka Orange Trees and Gate
Sunlight and Shadow
On The Beach
The Carnival aka Dressing for the Carnival
The New Novel aka Book
Girl with a Hay Rake
Portrait of Helena de Kay
The Berry Pickers, 1873
The Butterfly Girl