From the late 1850’s until his death in 1910, Winslow Homer produced a body or work distinguished by its thoughtful expression and its independence from artistic conventions. A man of multiple talents, Homer excelled equally in the arts of illustration, oil painting, and watercolor. Many of his works – depictions of children at play and in school, of farm girls attending to their work, of hunters and their prey – have become classic images of nineteenth-century American life. Others speak to more universal themes such as the primal relationship of man and nature.
The thirty paintings reproduced in this postcard book offer viewers the opportunity to experience and appreciate the breadth of Winslow Homer’s remarkable artistic achievement.