Considered one of the foremost painters in 19th century America and a preeminent figure in American art, and largely self-taught, Winslow 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.
- Winslow Homer - An American landscape painter and printmaker 1836 - 1910
About Winslow Homer: The American Artist, Winslow Homer was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1836, Homer was the second of three sons of Charles Savage Homer and Henrietta Benson Homer, both from long lines of New Englanders. His most praised early painting, Prisoners from the Front, was on exhibit at the Exposition Universelle in Paris at the same time. He did not study formally but he practiced landscape painting while continuing to work for Harper's, depicting scenes of Parisian life.In our sales, The Gulf Stream is one of the most popular Winslow Homer Paintings.