Art: The Inland Winslow Homer

The best-known paintings of Winslow Homer are those of the blistering Caribbean sun, of angry seas, and of the ruggedness of Maine, where he lived out the last years of his life as a virtual recluse. But in the 1870s, when he was still working and living in Manhattan, his chief inspiration came from summer visits to the countryside—upstate New York, for instance, to the tiny town of Mountainville, 60 miles up the Hudson from the city, where one of the mountains has the fierce-sounding name of Storm King. Last week a nostalgic show...

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