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Winslow Homer: American Vision, Close to Nature

July 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Winslow Homer’s illustrations, watercolors, and oil paintings are among the most powerful and expressive of late 19th-century American art. He depicted happy scenes of fashionable ladies promenading along the seashore and children frolicking in a meadow after school. But he also gave us disquieting images of isolation and danger. His marine paintings illustrating the untamed, elemental forces of nature are some of the most intense and affecting images he created. This talk by presenter Janet Mandel, Arts Educator on Thursday, July 27, from 7pm to 8:`5pm via Zoom, will acquaint you with this extraordinary American artist and many of his works.

Registration required: PenningtonLibrary.org/Homer

About Our Presenter: Janet Mandel taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, the last eighteen of which were at Columbia High School in Maplewood, where she taught English, art history, and World Languages and Cultures. Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics at adult schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, and similar venues.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Pennington Public Library and the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.

(Caption: Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), Winslow Homer American, 1873–76)

Details

Date:
July 27, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Website:
www.PenningtonLibrary.org/Homer

 


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