Winslow Homer, 1836 – 1910. With little formal training, Homer worked as an illustrator for Harper’s Weekly chronicling the Civil War. Homer explored a variety of subjects, including rural life, recreational activities childhood themes. He created some of the finest watercolors produced in America during his era. He was a member of the American Society of Painters in Watercolor.
He lived in a remote area on the coast of Maine. He indulged his love of the outdoors, his fascination with the moods of the weather and the people in the landscape. He traveled all over for seascapes, boating and sporting scenes and also made several trips to Caribbean Sea locations where he did a number of marine scenes ominous in tone. In watercolors created on these trips, he conveyed the brilliant light and vibrant colors of the tropics.