Arts Everyday Living: Happy Birthday, Winslow Homer—the Brilliance of the Bahamas

Winslow Homer, The Water Fan, 1898/1899, watercolor, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Today is the birthday of American master Winslow Homer born on February 24, 1836. The Water Fan* is a brilliant example of the artist’s watercolor technique, created when he would winter in the Caribbean.

*A glass bottomed bucket used to find coral.

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