https://www.americanancestors.org/events/william-r-cross-winslow-homer-american-passage Online event
Boston, MA 02110
Moderated by John Kaag, author and professor of philosophy
The definitive life of the painter who forged American identity visually, in art and illustration. Winslow Homer’s impact was comparable to that of poet Walt Whitman and novelist Mark Twain.
Winslow Homer (1836–1910) captured the landscape of a rapidly changing country with an artist’s probing insight. The story of his life tale is one of America in all its complexity and contradiction. Personally and professionally, Homer evolved and adapted to restless spirit of invention transforming his world. In Winslow Homer: American Passage, William R. Cross reveals the man behind the art, his life led on the front lines of history. His 1860s Harper’s Weekly illustrations portray abolitionists alongside Frederick Douglass, declaring “the freedom of all mankind.” His masterful prints, water colors, and oil paintings, dating from the 1850s through to his death in 1910, were powerful; the moral urgency of his work speaks to his viewers to this day.