Influential 19th century painter, Winslow Homer (1836 – 1910), departed from Impressionistic artistic conventions to produce realistic images of American life. Excelling at illustration, oil painting and watercolors, he initially won acclaim for Civi...Read Full Description
l War battlefront illustrations rendered for “Harper’s Weekly,” later painting idyllic farm and rural scenes. He is best known for his seascapes, often infused with energy and epic grandeur, and his direct interpretation of man's stoic relationship with the rugged wilderness. Homer had a revolutionary impact upon watercolor artwork, with a fresh, spontaneous, natural style and beautifully depicted veils of atmosphere that remain unparalleled.