Winslow Homer

An American Vision

A fresh interpretation of this popular artist's life and works.

Randall C Griffin


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About the book

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was one of the most important American painters of the late nineteenth century. His prolific output, embracing a wide range of styles and themes, is characterized by an uncompromising realism and a strong sense of graphic design - a legacy of his early years as a magazine illustrator. He first came to prominence as a painter with his depictions of the Civil War and since then his scenes of rural American youth, Adirondack hunters and North Atlantic fishermen have become iconic images of American culture. It is testament to Homer's success that his influence is still echoed in every strand of the American media almost 100 years after his death.

Randall Griffin's thoroughly researched yet highly readable study not only presents a full account of Homer's life and work, but also a fresh and provocative reassessment of his place in the history of American art. Homer's work is popular and accessible, and Griffin's text aims to be the same. His solid documentation, original research and fresh interpretation will satisfy the needs of scholars and general readers alike.


About the author(s)
Randall C. Griffin is Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Art History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Professor Griffin is an authority on Homer, with extensive research and teaching experience of the subject, and he is the author of the recently published, scholarly volume Homer, Eakins and Anschutz: the Search for American Identity in the Gilded Age (Penn. State Press), which has received very favourable reviews.

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