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Winslow Homer

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Death: September 29, 1910 (74)
Prout's Neck, ME
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Savage Homer and Henrietta Maria Homer
Brother of Charles Savage Homer, Jr. and Arthur Benson Homer

Occupation: one of the foremost painters in 19th century America
Managed by: Günther Kipp
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About Winslow Homer

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.

The Winslow Homer Studio is the historic studio and home of the artist Winslow Homer, which is located on what is now Winslow Homer Road on Prouts Neck in Scarborough, Maine. Maine architect John Calvin Stevens altered and expanded an existing carriage house to suit Homer's needs in 1884, even moving the building 100 feet for added privacy from his brother's neighboring summer home. The most dramatic element is a balcony the width of the building, from which the artist often painted in winter. The building is 44 by 53 feet (13 m × 16 m) and two stories high, for a total of 2,200 square feet (200 m2). Homer lived and painted in the studio from 1884 until his death there in 1910.

The studio was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

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Winslow Homer's Timeline

February 24, 1836
Boston, MA
September 29, 1910
Age 74
Prout's Neck, ME