“Homer’s slice of wilderness. He showed it as it was: altered and ugly, the mountains transformed by man. He dared to paint the wounded land: the clear-cut old-growth forests, the merciless killing of graceful animals” 

– William Cross

Homer, 1880. Photo taken by Napoleon Sarony. Courtesy of Wikipedia.

Winslow Homer is a painter very well known across the entirety of the art world, not just in relation to the Adirondacks. However, a great part of his work and legacy focuses on the Adirondack Park. This web page focuses on the works Homer completed that depict the park, what they mean, and how they have immortalized his legacy. 

Image Citations in order of appearance

Winslow Homer, American. “Deer in the Adirondacks,” 1889, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, https://www.museothyssen.org/en/collection/artists/homer-winslow/deer-adirondacks

Winslow Homer. Portrait. Photograph taken by Napoleon Sarony. Wikipedia. 1880. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winslow_Homer

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