Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was one of the most important American painters of the late nineteenth century. His prolific output, embracing a wide range of styles and themes, is characterized by uncompromising realism and a strong sense of graphic design, a legacy of his early years as a magazine illustrator. He first came to prominence as a painter with his depictions of the Civil war, and his scenes of rural American youth, Adirondack hunters, and north-Atlantic fishermen have become iconic American images.
Randall Griffin's thoroughly researched yet very readable study not only presents a full account of Homer's life and work, but also a fresh and provocative reassessment of his place in the history of American art. Homer's work is popular and accessible, and Griffin's text aims to be the same. His solid documentation, original research and fresh interpretation will satisfy the needs of scholars and general readers alike.
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 1837 g
Dimensions: 290 x 250 x 30 mm
"[An] excellent overview... All the paintings that secured [Homer's] place in the very top flight of 19th C. American artists are excellently reproduced, together with many of his boating and `outdoors' watercolours, which some fans prefer even to the oils for their freshness and immediacy."-Galleries
"Professor Randall C. Griffin of Southern Methodist University has provided a fresh insight into a man whose complex life and art have been examined and dissected more than any other American artist... Congratulations to the Phaidon Press for excellent production and reproduction values."-The Falmouth Enterprise
"This is recommended for all libraries for holdings in American art history."-Library Journal