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Winslow Homer in Cuba

By August 17, 2016Uncategorized

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was an American seascape and landscape painter. Homer worked primarily in oil and watercolor paints, creating a prolific body of work that chronicled his working vacations.


During the cold winter of 1884-5, Homer traveled to Florida, Cuba, and the Bahamas. He painted a series of watercolors as part of a commission for Century Magazine.


Gulf Stream 1899

The fresh watercolors were praised by critics, but brought him no success with buyers, so for most of his life Homer lived with financial support from his affluent brother.

The two images above are the same painting with different color rendering on screen. As I have not seen the painting in person, I don’t know which is more true to the original. Any guesses?


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