Art: Homer Centenary

From Boston and Brooklyn, from Chicago and Worcester, from a dozen private collectors, sheaves of water colors arrived at Manhattan's Knoedler Galleries last week for an exhibition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the most distinguished U. S. artist the gallery ever sponsored: Winslow Homer. It was a shrewd choice as a memorial exhibition. Greatly honored in his own lifetime, Winslow Homer certainly never thought of himself primarily as a watercolorist. Yet modern critics are generally agreed that the U. S. has produced only three men who could create virile,...

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