American artistDied when: 74 years 217 days (895 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and illustrator, best known for his marine subjects.He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th-century America and a preeminent figure in American art.
Largely self-taught, Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator.He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium.
He also worked extensively in watercolor, creating a fluid and prolific oeuvre, primarily chronicling his working vacations.