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Winslow Homer and the Camera

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick

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Photography and the Art of Painting

This exhibition looks at the role of photography in the art of Winslow Homer, inspired by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s acquisition in 2013 of a camera once owned by Homer. Bringing together over 130 objects by the artist across all media, the exhibition ranges from master paintings to oil studies, drawings, prints, and photographs created in the United States and during Homer’s travels to Europe and the Caribbean. Together, the works reveal how new visual technology affected the artist’s production and engagement with subjects, demonstrating how photography increasingly became a part of his visual investigation and broader creative practice. Find out more about the Winslow Homer exhibition from the Bowdoin’s website. 

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Winslow Homer in New York (1880), Napoleon Sarony. Courtesy Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine

Cliff at Prout’s Neck, Winslow Homer

Cliff at Prout’s Neck (c. 1885), Winslow Homer. Courtesy Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine

High Cliff (1894), Winslow Homer. Photography: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C./Art Resource, New York

The End of the Hunt (1892), Winslow Homer. Photo: Peter Siegel

Cliff at Prout’s Neck (c. 1885), Winslow Homer. Image © Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine

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