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January 2006

Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of Art
Beautiful site focused on one of America's signature artists.
Grade Level: K-2, 3-4, 5-8, 9-12

This site is a companion to the exhibition at the National Gallery of Art and explores the life and works of Winslow Homer, one of America's treasured 19th century artists.
This beautifully designed site uses high quality photos and easy navigation tools to explore the exhibit. Visitors can click through the site by using the link at the top of the page or jump to a particular area by using the links at the bottom of the page. Flash Player is required.

Winslow Homer was equally talented in the art of illustration, oil painting and watercolor and is one of America's most cherished artists of the 19th century. This site highlights a wide range of his works from the battlefields, farmland, and coastal villages of America, to the North Sea fishing village of Cullercoats, the rocky coast of Maine, the Adirondacks, and the Caribbean, offering viewers the opportunity to experience and appreciate the breadth of his remarkable artistic achievement. Thirty-five of the images are grouped into a slideshow where users can zoom in for a closer look of the brush strokes and details. The highlights section offers viewers a glimpse of Homer's life and career including video clips about his life. Another section provides several chronologies related to the artist's life and work, an accession history highlighting donations of works by Homer to the National Gallery of Art, and some suggested resources for further study.


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