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.
Born: February 24, 1836; Boston, Massachusetts, United States Places are defined in terms of modern geography.
Died: September 29, 1910; Prouts Neck, Maine, United States Places are defined in terms of modern geography.
- Nationality: American Art Movement: Realism
- Painting School: Tile Club. Genre: marina
- Field: painting, printmaking. Influenced on: Frank W. Benson
- Art institution: National Academy Museum and School (National Academy of Design), New York City, NY, US, Art Students League of New York, New York City, NY, US