Winslow Homer: Dad's Coming!, Poster

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.

Winslow Homer: Dad's Coming!, Poster

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This poster reproduction of Winslow Homer's Dad's Coming! (1873) from the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art depicts the family of a fisherman awaiting his return. The exuberance suggested by the title is tempered by the meditative air of the still, silhouetted figures. The mother faces away from the sea, while the young boy scans a horizon. Instead of depicting a celebratory narrative of homecoming, Homer captures the more ambiguous moment of watching and waiting.

  • 20 x 28 inches (image: 16 x 24 inches)

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