The New Student's Reference Work/Homer, Winslow
Homer, Winslow, an American artist, was born at Boston, Feb. 24, 1838. He obtained notice by two pictures entitled Home, Sweet Home and The Last Goose at Yuletown. He pursued his studies in Paris, and won recognition as an artist of originality. Among his pictures are Prisoners from the Front; Eating Watermelon; Flowers for the Teacher; and three marine paintings: Northeaster; Stormbeaten; and Wood's Island by Moonlight. The last gained the medal of honor at the exhibition of the Academy of Fine Arts at Philadelphia in 1896. His other successful work includes among genre subjects Cotton Pickers, A Visit from the Old Mistress and, in marines, The Life Line, Launching the Boat and The Maine Coast, the latter a remarkably fine production.