Winslow Homer

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Birthday
24, 1836
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Sep 29, 1910 (74)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
24, 1836
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Sep 29, 1910 (74)

About

Considered one of the most significant nineteenth-century American painters, he is particularly remembered for his watercolors and oil paintings depicting maritime scenes. His best known works include Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), Northeaster, The Fox Hunt, The Fog Warning, and Crab Fishing.

Before Fame

After graduating from high school, he apprenticed with a Boston lithographer and subsequently began a two-decade career as a magazine illustrator. He began painting in the late 1950s while studying at New York's National Academy of Design.

Trivia

His artwork was featured on 1962 and 2010 commemorative U.S. postage stamps.

Family Life

The son of businessman Charles Savage Homer and amateur painter Henrietta Benson Homer, he spent his youth in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Associated With

The renowned illustrator Howard Pyle greatly admired Homer's work and introduced it to artist N. C. Wyeth.