Winslow Homer at Prout's Neck

Winslow Homer at Prout's Neck

by Philip C. Beam


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Winslow Homer was the antithesis of the unkempt bohemian artist of the nineteenth century. Yet he is ranked as one of America's greatest painters. The reason is not hard to discover, for Winslow Homer's powerful epic statements spoke for America with a breadth that few other artists have achieved. This is a lively, intimate, and immensely readable portrait of the artist that throws a new light on Homer's life and puts it in fresh perspective, concentrating on Homer's years at Prout’s Neck on Maine’s rugged coast, where he would create his finest paintings, from 1883 until his death in 1920.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608933488
Publisher: Down East Books
Publication date: 11/07/2014
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Philip C. Beam was the Chairman of Bowdoin College’s art department. Beam died in 2005.

Table of Contents

Foreword Charles L. Homer ix

Preface x

Acknowledgments xiii

List of Illustrations xvii

I The Years of Preparation, 1836-1881: An Introduction 3

II An Artist at the Crossroads: Tynemouth, 1881-1882 15

III Maturity at Prout's Neck, 1883-1889 25

IV The Nineties: The Peak of a Career 85

V The Man and the Artist 174

VI The Final Decade, 1900-1910 209

Appendix 259

Selected Bibliography 265

Index 273

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