About the Artist
Beginning with the Civil War and throughout his career, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) insightfully recorded the sweeping panorama of American life. Homer’s dynamic compositions and strong sense of design, color, and light inflected his subjects with a psychological truthfulness that was unprecedented in American art and introduced a new realism into what had been an overly sentimental tradition of genre painting. While quintessentially American, his work also paralleled such developments in European art as impressionism and embodied universal themes that transcended national concerns.
This pack contains postcard reproductions of seven works by Winslow Homer from the exhibition In Celebration of Paul Mellon. Timed to coincide with the Gallery's 75th anniversary, this special exhibition celebrates the wonderful generosity of one of America's greatest art collectors and one of the Gallery's leading benefactors with 80 of the finest pastels, watercolors, drawings, prints, and illustrated books selected from his donations.
- Contains 7 postcards