Winslow Homer in America
March 2 – June 9, 2013
Third Floor Galleries
Winslow Homer was an American landscape painter and printmaker. He is recognized as a dominant figure in nineteenth-century American realism. Homer’s early work focused upon bustling urban scenes, seasonal leisure time activities, life on the farm, and important people.
From 1860 – 1865 Homer became a field correspondent and he chronicled events leading up to and during the Civil War. His Civil War scenes are among the most powerful and authentic records of Union troop experiences produced. When the war ended, Homer turned his attention to scenes that were a reflection of both his own nationalistic concerns and the post-war nostalgia for America’s past. He explored a variety of subjects, including scenes of rural life, recreational activities, and themes of childhood.
All of Homer’s most popular illustrations are included in this exhibition of 125 wood engravings produced over a period of nearly three decades.
This exhibition is made possible by the generous funding of the Hardaway Endowment Fund and Consolidated Columbus Government and Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau.