Winslow Homer

Winslow HomerWinslow Homer, one of the most important figures in early American art, was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 24, 1836. His descendants had made New England their home for over 200 years. Encouraged by his parents and two brothers, to pursue an artistic career he became an apprentice in the lithographic firm of J.H. Bufford at age nineteen.

With very little formal training, Homer worked as an illustrator for many of the most prestigious publications of his day. In 1859 Winslow Homer moved to New York City, to work as Harper’s Weekly leading illustrator. Harper’s Weekly, the leading magazine at that time, employed him to chronicle the Civil War.

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