Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer

An American Vision

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This critical survey of Homer's life and work features all of his major paintings, along with a selection of his lesser-known etchings and woodcuts. Asserting that Homer's works have helped shape America's view of itself, Griffin (art history, Southern Methodist U.) argues that Homer exemplifies the aspiration to create specifically American subjects and a specifically American character. In support of his argument, Griffin discusses the criticisms and themes of Homer's work, such as post-war American values, the relationship between man and nature, and the American pastoral. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon, 2006
ISBN: 9780714839929
Characteristics: 239 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Homer, Winslow 1836-1910


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