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"Winslow Homer: Illustrating America"
1999-07-01 until 1999-10-10
Brooklyn Museum of Art
USA United States of America
Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was a major nineteenth-century American artist whose images of American life 150 years ago have become treasures of the late twentieth century. This exhibition will consist of approximately seventy-five wood engravings chosen from a collection of more than 225 works given to the Museum by Harvey Isbitts. Featured will be images of the Civil War, urban and rural life, and the middle class at leisure. It will include works representing Homer's career as an illustrator from the 1850s to the late 1870s, when he ceased printmaking to devote his energies to painting. Among them will be rare wood engravings that appeared in Every Saturday, sheet music from the 1850s, and illustrations that appeared in Harper's Weekly, Appleton's Journal, Scribner's Monthly, The Century Magazine, and The Galaxy.