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Winslow Homer, a portrait.

Author: Jean Gould
Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead [1962]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is a full-scale portrait of a man who became one of America's foremost painters--one who chose to walk alone in his search for truth in artistic expression. Whether in his native New england or the tropical isles of the Bahamas, his singleness of purpose asserted itself in a life that sacrificed the fulfillment of marriage for the goal he had set for himself ... from his boyhood days in a Boston lithographer's  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gould, Jean, 1909-
Winslow Homer.
New York, Dodd, Mead [1962]
(OCoLC)609725965
Named Person: Winslow Homer; Winslow Homer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Gould
OCLC Number: 1017114
Description: 305 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: The hermit of Prout's Neck (1902) --
Boston Boy (1836-1853) --
The Grindstone at Bufford's (1854-1859) --
Front-Line Artist (1859-1866) --
First Trip Abroad (1866-1868) --
Favor and 'Fortune' (1868-1875) --
Exhibitor Extraordinary (1875-1878) --
Sunlight and Spirit (1878-1880) --
Tynemouth: The Turning Point (1881-1883) --
Prout's Neck: The Proving Grounds (1883-1884) --
Interlude in the West Indies (1884-1885) --
Prout's Neck: The Ripening Years (1885-1898) --
West Indies Revisited (1898-1901) --
Painter of the Sea (1902-1910). Illustrations: Artist at his easel --
Artist outside his studio --
Bather --
Beetle 'n wedge --
Berry pickers --
Boys beaching a boat --
Camp fire --
Campagne sketches, our jolly cook --
Cannon rock --
Charcoal sketch for the wreck of the iron crown --
Christmas belles --
Civil War sketches: Army maneuvers, marching infantry column ; Cavalry officer's boots ; Negro teamster ; Wounded soldier given a drink from a canteen --
Cotton pickers --
Croquet match --
Drawing of the Young Homer / J.E. Baker --
Early morning after a storm at sea --
Etching of eight bells --
Fair wind, or breezing up --
Fisherfolk on the beach at Tynemouth --
Fisherman in the Adirondacks --
Flower garden and bungalow, Bermuda --
Fox hunt --
Fresh air --
Gargoyles of Notre Dame --
High tide --
Key West, negro cabin and palms --
Kissing the moon --
New novel --
News from the war --
Noon recess --
On the bluff at Long branch, at the bathing hour --
Parisian ball-dancing at the Mabile, Paris --
Rebels outside their works at Yorktown reconnoitring with dark lanterns --
Sailboat --
Shall I tell your fortune? --
Shepherdess tending sheep --
Ship-building, Gloucester Harbor --
Sleighing season-the upset --
Sunday morning in Virginia --
Turtle pound --
Woodcutter.

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Here is a full-scale portrait of a man who became one of America's foremost painters--one who chose to walk alone in his search for truth in artistic expression. Whether in his native New england or the tropical isles of the Bahamas, his singleness of purpose asserted itself in a life that sacrificed the fulfillment of marriage for the goal he had set for himself ... from his boyhood days in a Boston lithographer's shop to his mature achievement as a realistic painter, traces in detail his growth as an illustrator, including his Civil War experiences, and his gradual evolution in the media of water color and oil to his emergence as the outstanding artist of his era ..."--Inside flap.

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