Arts Everyday Living: Winslow Homer Goes to Bermuda–Take a Break from Winter with Art

Winslow Homer, Salt Kettle, Bermuda, 1899, watercolor over graphite on wove paper, Gift of Ruth K. Henschel in memory of Charles R. Henschel, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


Title: Salt Kettle, 1899

Artist: Winslow Homer (1836-1910)

Do you already need a break from winter? Back in 1899, American master Winslow Homer journeyed from his home on Prout’s Neck, Maine to a more temperate place, where he could enjoy warm sun and balmy breezes. Homer traveled to Bermuda where he created Salt Kettle,* in addition to Florida and the Bahamas, rather than endure the cold climate of New England.

*Salt Kettle is a peninsula in Bermuda.







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