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Winslow Homer
Birth: Feb. 24, 1836
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 29, 1910
Prouts Neck
Cumberland County
Maine, USA

Artist. He progressed from an illustrator chronicling the Civil War for “Harper's Weekly” to oil painting and finally water colors depicting pastoral, woodland scenes and marine subjects. His works are on display in every major museum from coast to coast as well as England and France. During the Civil War, camera photos were black and white and mostly grainy. Homer made firsthand observations with trips to the front, filled his sketchbook with drawings and completed them in photo like precision and color at his studio in New York City. He was born in Boston to wealthy parents who had opted for him to attend Harvard. He declined, instead apprenticed himself to a local lithographer where he learned to draw. His painting skill was self learned getting tips from various artist of the day including formal instructions from landscape painter, Frederic Rondel. He made trips to England and France where his skills were sharpened. Toward the end of his life Winslow Homer became a recluse locating in Prot's Neck, Maine where he died working in his studio. No formal funeral service was held; he was cremated with his ashes conveyed to the family plot in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (bio by: Donald Greyfield) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Savage Homer (1809 - 1898)
  Henrietta Benson Homer (1809 - 1884)
 
 Sibling:
  Charles Savage Homer (1834 - 1917)*
  Winslow Homer (1836 - 1910)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Lily Path, Lot 563
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Cousin, your paintings have such an easy go calm effect on our lives. I love them. Wish you were around to do a few more. The water scenes are so inviting I could jump right in. Thank you.
- coke sellon
 Added: Jul. 15, 2015
CIVIL WAR ERA HISTORY
- Darlene T.
 Added: Feb. 24, 2015

- RacTx
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