The Watercolors of Winslow Homer
Art, watercolors, art history, Winslow Homer, painting, technique
Art and Design | Arts and Humanities | History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology | Painting
Winslow Homer once said, "You will see that in the future I will live by my watercolors." Most writers on American art, while not denying the importance of his oil painting, agree that Homer's prophecy was justified and that Homer was not only the founder of the American school of watercolor painting but its most original and gifted exponent. In spite of this recognition, the specific nature of Homer's contribution in the field of watercolor has rarely been described in detail. This study will analyze the techniques and styles of Homer's work in this medium and relate Homer to Nineteenth Century artistic movements. Finally, the impact of his watercolor painting will be evaluated.
Department 1 Awarding Honors Status
Carstens, J. A. (1976). The Watercolors of Winslow Homer (Undergraduate honors thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from https://inspire.redlands.edu/cas_honors/379