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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

WINSLOW HOMER

Winslow Homer, 1836-1910

Winslow Homer was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects.

'Artists sketching in the White Mountains', 1868
Portland Museum of Art (Maine)

Largely self-taught, Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator. He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterised by the weight and density he exploited from the medium. He also worked extensively in watercolour, creating a fluid and prolific oeuvre, primarily chronicling his working vacations.

'Es frischt auf' 1876
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

'Sunlight on the Coast', 1890
Toledo Museum of Art

Source: Wikipedia

7 comments:

willow said...

I love his work. I think his watercolors are especially nice.

Derrick said...

Hi Alaine,

I have just been looking at his paintings on a National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, site and really enjoyed them. Record of a world long gone. Thanks.

Delwyn said...

Hi Alaine

I love the light on the ocean print at the bottom. It has a captivating allure...

How was 'the Goldie'?

Happy days

I_am_Tulsa said...

I always love the art you post, but REALLY love the header on your blog with the birds and the mist!

Susan said...

Winslow Homer is my favorite American artist and I love his story. I was part of a team who did Art in Schools about 10 years ago and he was my subject. So much fun!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

This is a uniquely elegant blog. I love coming here and strolling (or should I say scrolling) through your selections of posts. Also love all the things featured in your sidebar.

Alaine said...

Thankyou all for visiting!

Tulsa, happy you're here again and Bonnie, please visit often.

Delwyn, the Gold Coast was ABFAB! Too much of everything! One specky shot coming up!

Willow, Derrick, Susan, old friends now; hugs!