Winslow Homer is an American painter who left behind a legacy of marine subjects. One of his famous artworks from his English sojourn of 1881-82 is the “Fisherwoman.” This painting depicts the heroic efforts of fishermen at work, hauling in an abundant catch of herring.
Homer’s masterpiece portrays a sense of nobility and monumentality towards the fisherwoman. He positions the viewer slightly below her to create this visual effect. This technique adds drama and elevates the working woman’s status to that of a heroic figure.
Homer was regarded as the greatest American painter of the 19th century and one of America’s most influential artists. He started out as a magazine illustrator before switching to oil painting full time, mainly depicting scenes from domestic life, war, and leisure activities.
The “Fisherwoman” by Winslow Homer can be purchased as wall art or home decor, including apparel, phone cases, greeting cards, among other items. It is also possible to buy this artwork in its original form as it’s been fully reproduced on canvas by one of their highly skilled artists using hand-painted oil paints.