Musée No:397.091Regular price £25.00
Artist: Winslow Homer
Winslow Homer (1836–1910) is regarded by many as the greatest American painter of the nineteenth century. Many of his dazzling watercolours concentrate on the beauty, force, and drama of the sea. In the early 1880s, Homer increasingly desired solitude, and his art took on a new intensity. In 1881, he travelled to England and after passing briefly through London, he settled in Cullercoats, a village near Tynemouth on the North Sea, remaining there from the spring of 1881 to November 1882. He was struck by the strenuous and courageous lives of its inhabitants, mainly women, sometimes depicted poignantly, standing at the water’s edge, awaiting the return of their men. When Winslow returned to New York, both he and his art were greatly changed.