Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer, 1880;
photo by Napoleon Sarony (1821–1896)

Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) painted landscapes and made prints. Often he used his working vacations to produce new art in either oil paint or in watercolors. Eventually, he was employed as a commercial illustrator for popular magazines. Homer studied art on his own, and he developed new skills and techniques. You can find more information about him here:

Remember, Picture Study is very simple. Show one picture to your children. Let them look at it carefully for a few minutes. Then, put it away and talk about what you noticed in the art. What colors did you see? How many people are there? What are they doing? What kinds of buildings are in the pictures? What kind of landscape? Are people having a good time? You can always check the picture to settle disagreements or to refresh memories. Chase rabbit trails where you can. When the conversation dwindles, move on to another activity.

Snap the Whip by Winslow Homer – The Bridgeman Art Library, Object 213713, Public Domain,

Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) by Winslow Homer – OgHYzsaNTlFiWQ at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level, Public Domain,

Deer in the Adirondacks by Winslow Homer – Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Public Domain,, Winslow_Ciervo en los montes Adirondacks, 1889 _590 (1981.43)

The Turtle Pound by Winslow Homer – Brooklyn Museum, New York City, Public Domain,

Dressing for the Carnival by Winslow Homer – The Metropolitan Museum of Art (online), Public Domain,

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