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Winslow Homer and the Sea

Winslow Homer 1836-1910, American painter, was one of the most authentic and important American artists of the nineteenth century.
He is remembered for his landscapes, many featuring scenes of the sea, boats, and coastlines. His mastery of sketching and watercolor lends to his oil paintings the invigorating spontaneity of direct observation from nature.
His subjects, often deceptively simple on the surface, dealt in their most serious moments with the theme of human struggle within an indifferent universe.