A View From the Shore: Winslow Homer’s Impressions of the Coast

Jan. 14–March 22, 2020

An exhibition organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries.

After the Civil War, artist Winslow Homer frequently visited Gloucester and Cape Ann, Massachusetts and crafted scores of prints for the popular press that depicted the region’s inhabitants and natural beauty. These fascinating images from the holdings of Syracuse University, paired with several complementary prints from Texas A&M’s Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, include early illustrations for periodicals including Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper and Harper’s Weekly, as well as rare lithographs and large etchings made after Homer’s paintings. The exhibition defines Homer’s transition from an illustrator of the pre- and post war years through his travels abroad that mark his evolution to the pre-eminent American painter of the late 19th century.

Forsyth Galleries | Memorial Student Center, MSC 2428