Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England

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Nov 11 2017 - Feb 4 2018

From March 1881 through November 1882, iconic American artist Winslow Homer lived in the small fishing village of Cullercoats on the northeastern coast of England—a period that was pivotal in the development of his work. 

Developed around two iconic Homer paintings—the Worcester Art Museum's The Gale (1883-93) and the Milwaukee Art Museum's Hark! The Lark (1882)—the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England explores the artist's time in Cullercoats. Shows how the landscape of England, the artists he met there, and the reviews his work received while abroad all had a profound impact on his career.

50 works by Homer, as well as paintings by his English contemporaries. Jointly coordinated by Worcester and Milwaukee, the exhibition features the most comprehensive group of oils made during or emerging directly from Homer's time abroad. Shown alongside comparative paintings by English artists, these works complicate our understanding of Homer's art as purely American in subject and style. 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Painting
  • American
  • 19th Century
  • Winslow Homer

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