Winslow Homer was born in Boston in 1836, beginning in 1857 his work as illustrator .
He had important works in oil, and during the year of 1856 he was living in France. His interest in how to handle natural light was not influenced by the impressionism nor the french art.
Homer and watercolor
It wasn’t until 1873 that Winslow Homer began to paint watercolors as a medium equal in importance as oil. His style in watercolors was unique for the spontaneity shown.
Winslow Homer can be considerated the watercolor father of the modern watercolor painting.
Living two years in a fishing village, fishermen and fisherwomen work in particular was inspiration for great artworks by Homer.
During his last years he lived in Prouts Neck, (Scarborogh, Maine) but also due to the cold winters, he also lived during those winters in Florida, Cuba and Bahamas where he painted some of his best watercolors.
Artists such as F Remington, John Singer Sargent o A Wyeth were inspired by Winslow Homer work.
Winslow Homer passed away on 29th september , 1910 in Prouts Neck