he never called New Jersey home, world-renowned artist Winslow
Homer saw the Jersey shore as an inspiration
for his work. Homer, a master of watercolor, added the
human element to landscape painting, showing humans interacting
began painting in watercolor in the 1870s. Before that,
he had worked as an illustrator, gaining fame for his
paintings of Civil War soldiers. Homer shifted his focus
to man in nature and saw the seashore as an excellent
subject. From 1883 to 1892, Homer made frequent stops
in Atlantic City and other shore destinations. Homer’s
works are considered among the greatest watercolors
of all time.
On the Shore
13" x 9.5"