Winslow Homer Week at TechnoChitlins


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.[1] 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.[2][3]

He is the quintessential American artist; was supposed to get his artistic education in Europe but instead started out doing illustrations for Harper’s Magazine during the Civil War. During and after the war he produced a body of work that has been enjoyed by many to this day. He was one of the best at capturing the unique American spirit.