Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England
For nearly two years, beginning in the spring of 1881, beloved American artist Winslow Homer (1836–1910) lived and worked in the remote northern English fishing village of Cullercoats. This decision to abandon the American art world at the height of his fame for an isolated English hamlet dramatically altered Homer’s life and art.
The paintings, drawings, and prints of Homer’s English period bear the mark of the influences he encountered there and focus on the hardships and joys of life along the waterfront.
Coming Away explores—for the first time in a major museum exhibition—this pivotal moment in Homer’s career, with the most comprehensive group of oil paintings to emerge from the artist’s time abroad.
Brandon Ruud, Curator of American and decorative arts
Elizabeth Athens, Assistant Curator of American and decorative arts
The exhibition is co-organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Worcester Art Museum.