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Winslow Homer. Julia Raffa. All About Me. Artist’s name: Winslow Homer Born: February 24, 1836 Boston, Massachusetts Died: September 29, 1910 (age 74) Prouts Neck, Maine Nationality: American. Family Life. Charles Savage Homer father businessman left family and fled to Europe

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Winslow Homer

Julia Raffa

all about me
All About Me
  • Artist’s name:
    • Winslow Homer
  • Born:
    • February 24, 1836Boston, Massachusetts
  • Died:
    • September 29, 1910 (age 74)Prouts Neck, Maine
  • Nationality:
    • American
family life
Family Life
  • Charles Savage Homer
    • father
    • businessman
    • left family and fled to Europe
  • Henrietta Benson Homer
    • mother
    • gifted amateur watercolorist
    • Homer's first teacher
    • close relationship
education
Education
  • never received a formal artistic education
  • art lessons from his mother
  • apprentice to lithographer, John H. Bufford.
  • became a freelance illustrator for Harper’s Weekly and Ballou’s Pictorial
  • Harper’s Weekly commissioned Homer as a visual journalist to cover the Civil War
influences inspiration
Influences & Inspiration
  • Most of his works are scenes of nature
  • He learned about the difficulties of the fishermen’s life when he moved to Prout's Neck, Maine
    • Studied the sea
      • wave structure, strength of the surges, and the beauty of the climactic bursts of white foam
  • Found inspiration in the American scene in the sea
  • Early works captured horror of Civil War, and later on his work captured the peace and serenity of the Maine Coast
movement style
Movement & Style
  • Impressionism
  • Luminous, luminism
  • Realism, representation, realist, naturalist
  • Known for
    • Genre, marine, and figure painting, illustration
  • Watercolorist
    • Characterized by directness, realism, objectivity, and splendid color
success acheievments
Success & Acheievments

Awards

Exhibitions

  • 1901Gold Medal, Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, NY
  • 1902 Gold Medal, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, PA
  • 1902Gold Medal, Charleston Exhibition, NC
  • 1904 Gold Medal, St. Louis Exposition, MO
  • 1863-88 National Academy of Design, NY, NY
  • 1864-82 Brooklyn Art Association, NY
  • 1867 Paris Exposition, France
  • 1877-1909 Boston Art Club, MA
  • 1888, 1893-97, 1900-1910 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, PA
  • 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL
  • 1900 Paris Exposition, France
  • 1901 Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, NY
  • 1902 Charleston Exhibition, SC
  • 1904 St. Louis Exposition, MO
  • 1907-08 Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • 1973 Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
  • 1996 Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
  • 1999 Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
  • 2005 National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
fun fact
Fun Fact
  • On May 5, 1998 Bill Gates paid $30 million for Lost on the Grand Banks, the last major seascape by Winslow Homer
credits citations
Credits & Citations
  • http://www.askart.com/AskART/artists/search/ArtistKeywords.aspx?artist=21592
  • http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=0300065558
  • http://www.sullivangoss.com/winslow_homer/
  • http://www.askart.com/AskART/artists/biography.aspx?searchtype=BIO&artist=21592
  • http://www.winslowhomer.org/
  • http://www.cuchicago.edu/Documents/Academics/College%20of%20Arts%20and%20Sciences/art/Art%20Lessons/1st_09_Winslow-Homer_The-Country-School.pdf
  • http://www.nga.gov/feature/homer/homersplash.htm