Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Civil War Oddities #57

Winslow Homer’s cumulative experience of the war was derived from about eight nonconsecutive months during which he worked for Harper’s Weekly as an artist. Though he devoted much more of his time and skill to camp life than to combat, his drawing Sharpshooter became one of the most famous Civil War depictions. During postwar years the man who prepared perhaps the most notable sketch of a Federal marksman turned to tranquil subjects and gained international fame as a painter of seascapes.