Monday, February 24, 2014

Winslow Homer (1836-1910), Artist

Today ,  February 24, is the birth date of Winslow Homer (1836 - 1910).   Winslow was an artist.  One time we went to an art  exhibition of Winslow Homer at the  High Museum in Atlanta.  I was impressed with his works. 

These two paintings  shown here are the two I first think of when I hear his name.  One of the shackled slave on a abandoned little boat in troubled waters I have seen all my life and the sharp shooter  I keep thinking of the  his quote.  He was a war correspondent illustrator  for Harper's Weekly during the Civil War.  He said something like,  "A sharp shooter in a tree  is nothing but a professional murderer."


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