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Winslow Homer
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Winslow Homer, 1880;
photo by Napoleon Sarony (1821–1896)
Born
Winslow Homer

(1836-02-24)February 24, 1836
Boston, Massachusetts
Died September 29, 1910(1910-09-29)
(aged 74)
Nationality American
Education Lithography apprenticeship, 1855–56
National Academy of Design (painting), 1863
Paris, France (informal), 1867
Known for Drawing
Wood engraving
Oil painting
Watercolor painting
Notable work
Harper's Weekly Magazine
Ballou's Pictorial Magazine
Movement Realism

Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an 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.

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