Friday, February 15, 2008

Winslow Homer

The Art Institute of Chicago presents Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light, on view February 16–May 10, 2008.

"Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light—which was organized by the Art Institute and will be shown exclusively in Chicago—is the largest exhibition of Homer’s watercolors to be presented in more than two decades. It features 25 rarely exhibited Homer watercolors from the Art Institute’s collection, …

A total of 130 works tells the story of Homer’s development as an artist,…

A beautifully illustrated catalogue also accompanies the exhibition.
"Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light " (Art Institute of Chicago) (Hardcover)
By Martha Tedeschi et al.

About the artist:

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1836 Homer started an apprenticeship to the Boston commercial lithographer at the age of 19. By 1857 he had started an independent career, employed as a free-lance illustrator for magazines.
Homer had a stay in a fishing village in England from 1881 to 1882.
In order to find locations for his seascapes, Winslow Homer often took trips to such locations as Florida and the Caribbean.

Homer died in Prout's Neck on September 29, 1910.


Important Literature:

Lowell, James Russell, “The Courtin". Illustrated by Winslow Homer”
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. 1874. First Edition thus with seven heliotypes after drawings by Winslow Homer.

Hendricks Gordon, “The Life and Works of Winslow Homer”. New York, Abrams, 1979. 440 illustrations, 68 in colour. A major monograph, the first complete checklist of published graphics, and works in the collections of the United States.

"I have had no master; and never shall have any..."

(W. Homer)

Watercolor, waterclour, aquarelle, aquarel, akwarel, aquarela


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