HOMER Winslow, artist, born in
Boston, Mass., 24 Feb., 1836. In 1854 he was placed by his father with a
lithographer to learn the business, and remained two years, producing among
other works a design that embraced the portraits of the entire senate of
Massachusetts. He then engaged in drawing on the block for wood-engravers, and,
his work attracting favorable comment, he was invited to remove to New York by a
publishing house, for whom he made many drawings. In 1860-'1 he studied in the
night-school of the Academy of design, and had a month's instruction in
In 1863 he exhibited for the first time, at the Academy, two pictures on
war subjects--"Home, Sweet Home," and "The Last Goose
at Yuletown." These pictures made a strong impression on the public. In
1865 he exhibited "Prisoners at the Front." The characters in
this scene are all portraits, and at the Paris salon of 1867 was one of the few
American pictures that received favorable comment. He spent the year 1867 in
Paris, studying without a master from life models, but received a great impulse
from the paintings of John La Farge. He was elected an associate of the National
academy in 1864, and an academician the following year.
Mr. Homer's pictures have the merit of genuine motive and aim. He paints
life as he sees it, and is rigidly faithful to his own perceptions. Since 1867
he has resided in New York. lice exhibited "Snap the Whip" and "The
American Type" at the Philadelphia exposition of 1876, and "Snap
the Whip" and the "Country School
Room" at the Paris salon of the next year. Among his most noted
pictures are the Negro studies "Eating Watermelon" and the "Cotton-Pickers,"
and the "Song of the Lark,""The Four-Leaved
Clover,"'" Dad's Coming," "In the
Fields," "The Tryst-tug-Place," and "Flowers for the
Teacher." He has recently exhibited at the National academy "The
Life-Line" (1884) and "Undertow" (1887).
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