Synopsis by Brooke Hodess
Winslow Homer (1836-1910), an American naturalist painter, is considered one of the greatest 19th century American painters. Part of the series American Painters, this ten-minute video produced by Lucerne Media provides a comprehensive, introductory look at the self-taught Winslow, tracing his life from his early years as an illustrator for Harper's Weekly to his Civil War period. In his later years, while living in Maine, he produced dramatic seascapes. The video discusses the symbolic importance of these paintings. Lucerne Media has been serving the educational and public library market since 1974.