Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Winslow Homer–A Boy & His Pumpkin

Winslow Homer, For to Be a Farmer’s Boy, 1887, watercolor on ivory wove paper, The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruit.

Samuel Butler*

Winslow Homer (1836-1910), a major figure in American art, often depicted children during his long  artistic career, especially when using the medium of watercolor.  English author Samuel Butler (1835-1902) was a contemporary of Homer; among his most famous writings is The Way of All Flesh.

*From Delphi Complete Works of Samuel Butler




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