Latest Winslow Homer Stories

2011-04-04 21:15:00

Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) reveals invisible colors in art masterpiecesWhat do Winslow Homer's For to Be a Farmer's Boy (1887) and Vincent van Gogh's The Bedroom (1889) have in common?First, they are both displayed at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC). Homer's painting represents a high point in the career of America's premiere watercolorist, while Van Gogh's painting is perhaps one of most recognizable paintings in the world. However, they also share a key physical...

2010-08-12 09:42:00

Winslow Homer Joins Coveted American Treasures Series RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Considered one of the greatest American painters of the 19th century, Winslow Homer is being honored today on a U.S. commemorative postage stamp. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100812/DC49526) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100812/DC49526) The new 44-cent stamp was dedicated here at the American Philatelic Society StampShow 2010, the largest annual postage...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'