Winslow Homer in the Adirondacks By David Tatham


Winslow Homer fans know that space, place, and landscape are cornerstones of his art. As his career progressed, these qualities grew and helped shape the directions his career took. This book zeroes in on Homer’s work in the Adirondacks, which Homer first visited in 1870 and would return to over the rest of his life. Author David Tatham explores both the art and time period of Homer’s work in the Adirondacks. Chapters focus on the rising importance of watercolor and landscape over the last four decades of his career, and also important developments like the rise of tourism and conservation in the region. With 40 years separating the artist’s first and last visits to the Adirondacks (longer than any other setting for Homer), this book is both a spotlight to a unique site and a useful window into Homer’s mature career.

This 1996 winner of the John Ben Snow Prize includes color and black and white reproductions of over 100 oils, drawings, prints, and watercolors from the artist's many visits to the region between 1870 and 1910.  

Paper: 9.5 x 11, 172 pages, 24 color, 48 black and white illustrations