Sunday, 1 September 2019

1096) Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer (1836 – 1910). American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th-century America and a preeminent figure in American art.
Largely self-taught, Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator. He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium. He also worked extensively in watercolor, creating a fluid and prolific oeuvre, primarily chronicling his working vacations.
He was a cousin of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' wife, Augusta Fisher Homer.

- "Until his late thirties he had a heavy shock of reddish-brown hair..."…

- "He was a slender, smallish figure, with red, or nearly red, hair and a great wavy mustache of the same color..."…

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