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Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History

by The Staff on June 6, 2013

 

Robert Sterling Clark, founder of the Clark Art Institute, esteemed and loved the works of Winslow Homer. A lot of Americans did, too, as prints of Homer’s works became staples in middle class, 20th century homes.

The exhibit, which includes 60 oil paintings, is designed to present “the full range” of the Clark’s Homer holdings, “including works on paper that are rarely on view due to their light-sensitive nature.”

Pictured is Homer’s Fish and Butterflies (1900).

Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History opens Sunday (June 9) and will run through Sept. 8 at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.). Also opening Sunday, and also running through Sept. 8, will be George Inness: Gifts from Frank and Katherine Martucci, a collection of eight works by the 19th-century American landscape painter. For more info, visit clarkart.edu or call (413) 458-2303.