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Author: Margaret C Conrads; Winslow Homer; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.; High Museum of Art.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press in association with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Winslow Homer's luminous watercolor seascapes and highly spirited portraits of children and outdoorsmen are some of the most recognizable and cherished works in the history of American art. This catalogue, published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition, examines his pictures from the 1870s, the least-studied period of this perennially popular American artist. Debunking the common myth that Homer worked  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Named Person: Winslow Homer; Winslow Homer; Winslow Homer; Winslow Homer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret C Conrads; Winslow Homer; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.; High Museum of Art.
ISBN: 0691070997 9780691070995 0691074305 9780691074306
OCLC Number: 44885332
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 18-May 6, 2001, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Calif., June 10-Sept. 9, 2001, and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 6, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002.
Description: xi, 252 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: 1868-69: "Mr. Winslow Homer ... is at home once more" --
1870-72: Commanding respect and challenging admiration --
1873-74: On shifting ground --
1875: "In the midst of an era of revolution" --
1876: The centennial year --
1877-78: Facing the "new departure" --
1879: "Mr. Winslow Homer is wholly 'en rapport' with American life" --
1880-81: Moving on --
"What shall we say about Winslow Homer?" --
Leading art critics, writers, and editors, 1868-81.
Responsibility: Margaret C. Conrads.
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