Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting

  • November 17, 2018 - February 17, 2019
  • Recurring daily
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd.
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Contact: (610) 388-2700
Admission: $18.00

Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting will examine the roles photography played in Homer’s evolving artistic practice. As a young artist for Harper’s Weekly during the Civil War, Homer utilized photographs as source material for some of his drawings. Alexander Gardner’s famous photograph of Lincoln’s first inauguration, for example, provided Homer with the pictorial information he needed to construct his own detailed view of the event. For his Civil War paintings, such as Sharpshooter (oil on canvas, 1863), graphic war photography helped him to think more deeply about what he’d seen, and about how to combine personal sight and engagement with a wide range of sources for composition development.

Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting
  • 1 Hoffman's Mill Rd.
  • Chadds Ford, PA 19317
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  • Recurring daily

Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting will examine the roles photography played in Homer’s evolving artistic practice. As a young artist for Harper’s Weekly during the