West Point, Prout’s Neck, Maine (1900) by Winslow Homer

West Point, Prout's Neck, Maine - Winslow Homer - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleWest Point, Prout's Neck, Maine
ArtistWinslow Homer
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions30 1/4 x 48 1/4 in (76.8 x 122.6 cm)
Current LocationClark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
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About West Point, Prout's Neck, Maine

Winslow Homer, an acclaimed American artist and painter, created “West Point, Prout’s Neck” in 1900 near his studio in Maine. The painting showcases a picturesque seascape with massive rocks and bursts of colors stretching across the horizon. Notably, the artwork features a splash of water flying into the air just in front of the viewer.

Homer was known for his outstanding skills in different art forms such as oil painting, watercolors, and drawing. He is widely considered one of the greatest American artists of the 19th century due to his deep ties to Maine.

The painting measures 34.5 x 50 inches and has an accession number of 10.64.5. It is regarded as one of Homer’s best paintings and a masterpiece that epitomizes Realism style art.

It is important to note that Winslow Homer was not only a painter but also an illustrator during his career, contributing work for Harper’s Weekly during America’s Civil War period. Furthermore, he made several trips abroad where he produced notable paintings like “Snap-the-Whip,” “The Gulf Stream,” and “Eight Bells.”

Overall, “West Point, Prout’s Neck” serves as evidence of Winslow Homer’s reputation as one of America’s finest artists that ever lived evidenced by his keen sense for realism mingled with visionary concepts embedded within it about life at sea or land-based sceneries thereof; this adds immense value to American cultural history through artistic creations like this unparalleled seascape painting featuring detailed color textures enhanced with rending brushstrokes from its creator himself making it an iconic masterpiece present today for all audiences alike – tourists or art lovers at heart – to admire its beauty firsthand through careful examination or imaging technology replicating its details online

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