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Winslow Homer (artist)



Winslow Homer was an American landscape painter and printmaker. Many people consider him to be one of the greatest American painters of the 19th century. Homer’s work explores themes of struggle and uncertainty, often between humans and nature. The landscapes he painted after the Civil War were often scenes of daily life in America’s countryside. He is best known for painting seascapes and marine (ocean-related) subjects.

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Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and illustrator, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters of 19th-century America and a preeminent figure in American art in general. 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.