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Judith Walsh
Judith Walsh is a professor emeritus in the Art Conservation Program at Buffalo State University.
Walsh, Judith
Walsh, Judith
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Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
In late September 1903, Winslow Homer welcomed John Beatty, the director of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute, to his home and studio in Prout’s Neck, Maine. While there, Beatty noticed a tattered book on color theory. Beatty asked Homer if he found the work to be of value, and the artist replied, “It is my Bible.” …
Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
We know as much about the time Winslow Homer spent in England as we do about any portion of his life, which is to say not very much (see figure 1). He never spoke about the trip to the press, and any letters describing what he saw or did there have apparently vanished. Nevertheless, this episode is particularly intriguing because it marks a turning point in his work and career, changing his art in important ways and also preparing him to change his own life, for soon after he returned to …