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Early Days

     Homer was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1836; and was the second of three sons of Charles Savage Homer and Henrietta Benson Homer, both from long lines of New Englanders. His mother was a talented and gifted amateur watercolorist and Homer’s first teacher, and she and her son had a close relationship throughout their lives. Homer took on many of her traits, including her quiet, strong-willed, terse, sociable nature; her dry sense of humor; and her artistic talent. Homer had a happy childhood, growing up mostly in then rural Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was an average student, but his art talent was on display early.

Winslow Homer


Personal Details


Winslow Homer

Place of birth

Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Birth

February 24, 1836

Date of Death

September 29, 1910
(aged 74)




Drawing, Wood engraving,
Oil painting, Watercolor painting

Popular Paintings

The War for the Union (1862) wood engraving, The Bridle Path (1868) oil painting.




Clark Art Institute,multiple museum collections


Harper's Weekly Magazine
Ballou's Pictorial Magazine


Works Of Winslow Homer

 Winslow Homer American

 Winslow Homer-Art Prints

 Free art of Winslow Homer