Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
view more

Winslow Homer

The Cotton Pickers, 1876

Oil on canvas
24 1/16 × 38 1/8 in
61.1 × 96.8 cm
About the work
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles
Follow

In the collection of American Art at LACMA.

Acquisition made possible through Museum Trustees: …

Read more

In the collection of American Art at LACMA.

Acquisition made possible through Museum Trustees: Robert O. Anderson, R. Stanton Avery, B. Gerald Cantor, Edward W. Carter, Justin Dart, Charles E. Ducommun, Camilla Chandler Frost, Julian Ganz, Jr., Dr. Armand Hammer, Harry Lenart, Dr. Franklin D. Murphy, Mrs. Joan …

Read more
Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed and dated twice, lower left: WINSLOW HOMER N.A. / 1876 [in black, over] HOMER 1876 [in red]
Image rights
Image provided by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Winslow Homer
American, 1836–1910
Follow

Winslow Homer is one of the best known painters of American scenes of outdoor life. After an apprenticeship in lithography, Homer began his career as an illustrator for Harper's, drawing scenes of the Civil War battlefront. After the war, he traveled to Europe and then spent the summer of 1873 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he began to work in watercolor—what would eventually became his primary medium. Homer's outdoor genre scenes painted a varied picture of Americana, from scenes of wilderness guides, to rural African American life in the post-Civil War era, to children at play. In 1881, he spent almost two years on the English coast depicting simple scenes of the local communities. As his career evolved, Homer turned more and more to the sea, and a move to a secluded spot in coastal Maine prompted the eternal struggle between man and nature to become a prominent theme in his work.

Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
view more
About the work
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles
Follow

In the collection of American Art at LACMA.

Acquisition made possible through Museum Trustees: …

Read more

In the collection of American Art at LACMA.

Acquisition made possible through Museum Trustees: Robert O. Anderson, R. Stanton Avery, B. Gerald Cantor, Edward W. Carter, Justin Dart, Charles E. Ducommun, Camilla Chandler Frost, Julian Ganz, Jr., Dr. Armand Hammer, Harry Lenart, Dr. Franklin D. Murphy, Mrs. Joan …

Read more
Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed and dated twice, lower left: WINSLOW HOMER N.A. / 1876 [in black, over] HOMER 1876 [in red]
Image rights
Image provided by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Winslow Homer
American, 1836–1910
Follow

Winslow Homer is one of the best known painters of American scenes of outdoor life. After an apprenticeship in lithography, Homer began his career as an illustrator for Harper's, drawing scenes of the Civil War battlefront. After the war, he traveled to Europe and then spent the summer of 1873 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he began to work in watercolor—what would eventually became his primary medium. Homer's outdoor genre scenes painted a varied picture of Americana, from scenes of wilderness guides, to rural African American life in the post-Civil War era, to children at play. In 1881, he spent almost two years on the English coast depicting simple scenes of the local communities. As his career evolved, Homer turned more and more to the sea, and a move to a secluded spot in coastal Maine prompted the eternal struggle between man and nature to become a prominent theme in his work.

Winslow Homer

The Cotton Pickers, 1876

Oil on canvas
24 1/16 × 38 1/8 in
61.1 × 96.8 cm
Other works by Winslow Homer
Related works
Most Similar
Work and Workers
Rural Life