Winslow Homer was born on 24 February 1836 in Boston, Massachusetts. He started learning about art from his mother early on and apprenticed under John H. Bufford. Afterward, Homer worked as a freelance illustrator in his studio before studying briefly at the National Academy of Design. Subsequently, he participated in successful exhibitions and made several trips to Europe.
In 1873, Homer started painting primarily in watercolors, mastering the medium and becoming one of the best at it. The scenery of his artworks shifted towards the workers in Cullercoats after his trip there in 1881. After relocating to Prout’s Neck in the 1890s, Homer incorporated his fascination with sea life into his paintings before dying on 29 September 1910.
What was Winslow Homer Known For?
Winslow Homer was known for painting Plein air and accurately depicting the effects of natural light on subjects. He painted landscapes, seascapes, and genre scenes. Homer’s versatility in employing various mediums, such as watercolor and oil paints, is evident in his diverse choice of subject matter.
Who was Winslow Homer Influenced By?
On his first trip to Europe, Homer traveled to Paris, where he came across an exhibition of the works of Gustave Courbet, Jean-Francois Millet, Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, and Auguste Renoir. Intrigued by the representation of natural light in their artworks, Homer began to paint with these artists’ methods.
What Art Movement was Winslow Homer Associated With?
Winslow Homer was associated with the Realism art movement. Homer painted depictions without any imagined subjects or embellishments, obeying the rules of Realism. His representation of the effects of natural light bears witness to his adherence.
Winslow Homer Artwork
Winslow’s landscapes and seascapes influenced many upcoming, now-famous artists and are treasured in public and private collections. Below are some of them
A Visit from the Old Mistress
Boys in a Pasture
Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)
Canoe in the rapids
Dressing for the Carnival
Lost on the Grand Banks
Prisoners from the Front
Snap the Whip
The Bridal Path, White Mountains
The Fog Warning
The Herring Net
The Life Line
The Two Guides
The Veteran in a New Field
All Winslow Homer Artwork on Artchive
|The Turtle Pound||1898||Watercolor Over Graphite|
|Sponge Fishing, Nassau||1885||Watercolor And Graphite|
|Canoe In The Rapids||1897||Watercolor Over Graphite|
|A Wall, Nassau||1898||Watercolor|
|Street Corner, Santiago De Cuba||1885||Watercolor|
|Right And Left||1909||Oil On Canvas|
|Mending The Nets||1882||Watercolor And Gouache Over Graphite|
|Mink Pond||1891||Watercolor Over Graphite|
|Inviting A Shot Before Petersburg, Virginia||1864||Oil On Panel|
|The Adirondack Guide||1894||Watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper|
|Cape Trinity, Saguenay River||1904-09||Oil On Canvas|
|The End Of The Hunt||1892||Watercolor And Graphite|
|Hunter in the Adirondacks||1892||Watercolor over graphite|
|West Point, Prout's Neck, Maine||1900||Oil on Canvas|
|Watching the Tempest||1881||Watercolor over graphite|
|On a Lee Shore||1900||Oil on Canvas|
|Home, Sweet Home||1863||Oil on Canvas|
|The Fox Hunt||1893||Oil on Canvas|
|The Woodcutter||1891||Watercolor on Paper|
|Sailing the Catboat||1875||Watercolor and gouache over graphite|
|Prisoners from the Front||1866||Oil on Canvas|
|Dressing for the Carnival||1877||Oil on Canvas|
|The Gulf Stream||1906||Oil on Canvas|
|Summer Night||1890||Oil on Canvas|
|The Life Line||1884||Oil on Canvas|