North Atlantic Drift: Winslow Homer and French Painting

3:00 pm Sun, Aug 25, 2013

Venue: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267


Sally Majewski


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This illustrated lecture by Erica E. Hirshler, Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, explores American artist Winslow Homer's achievements in the context of late nineteenth-century America's taste for French art and its simultaneous desire for a national style. Homer's independence and self-imposed distance from leading art centers cause him to be perceived as a self reliant, rugged American who drew upon nature, free from outside influences. But Homer did not ignore the art world, instead taking lessons from it, particularly from the painters of the French Barbizon School. Admission is free to the general public.

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