Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer - Large Format Fine Art Prints and Reproductions

Winslow Homer (1836–1910) was an American painter and printmaker.

Winslow Homer is regarded by many as the greatest American painter of the nineteenth century. He briefly studied oil painting in the spring of 1861. In October of the same year, he was sent to the front in Virginia as an artist-correspondent for the new illustrated journal, Harper's Weekly. Homer's earliest Civil War paintings, dating from about 1863, are anecdotal, like his prints. As the war drew to a close, his paintings reflect a more profound understanding of the war's impact and meaning.

In the summer of 1883, Homer moved from New York to Prout's Neck, Maine, a peninsula ten miles south of Portland. Except for vacation trips to the Adirondacks, Canada, Florida, and the Caribbean, where he produced dazzling watercolors, Homer lived at Prout's Neck until his death. He enjoyed isolation and was inspired by privacy and silence to paint the great themes of his career: the struggle of people against the sea and the relationship of fragile, transient human life to the timelessness of nature. 

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Eight Bells

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"Eight Bells" depicts two sailors determining their boat's position. It is one of Homer's best known paintings, and the last of his major paintings of the 1880s that dramatically chronicles man's relationship to the ocean. 
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Prisoners from the Front

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In 1866, one year after the war ended and four years after he reputedly began to paint in oil, Homer completed the picture "Prisoners from the Front", one of Homer's most famous and highly lauded paintings of the Civil War, a work that established his reputation. It represents an actual scene from the war in which a Union officer, Brigadier General...
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The Fog Warning

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"The Fog Warning" shows a single fisher man rowing a dory with two or more large halibut weighting down the stern; the man has paused in his rowing as the boat crests a wave, and he looks off in the direction of a large sailing vessel on lower portion of the sky, a "long and ominous cloud", as it was called by one reviewer. The painting represents what...
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The Gulf Stream

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"The Gulf Stream" (1899) stands at the apex of Homer's career. A Black man lies inert on the deck of a small sailboat. A hurricane has shredded the sails, snapped off the mast, and snatched away the rudder. This man is powerless to control his vessel. He is at the mercy of the elements. Sharks circle the boat, a waterspout hovers in the distance, and a...
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The Life Line

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In the summer of 1883 Homer saw a demonstration in Atlantic City of the use of a breeches buoy for rescue from the sea. The following year he painted his large, impressive, and immediately popular painting "The Life Line" (1884), one of several he did at this time on the rescue theme, depicting the dramatic transfer of an unconscious woman from a wrecked...
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