High Cliff, Coast of Maine
Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1836
Died: Prout's Neck, Maine 1910
oil on canvas overall: 30 1/4 x 38 1/4 in. (76.8 x 97.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of William T. Evans
Smithsonian American Art Museum
2nd Floor, East Wing
Winslow Homer was known for his robust depictions of nature. In High Cliff, Coast of Maine, the ocean wages a mighty and relentless assault on a rocky cliff at Prout's Neck, one of the artist's favorite spots on the coast. Both the two small figures at the upper right and the tight composition heighten the viewer's sense of the powerful surf.
Smithsonian American Art Museum: Commemorative Guide. Nashville, TN: Beckon Books, 2015.
Landscape - coast
Landscape - Maine
Landscape - rocks
Waterscape - sea
paint - oil
fabric - canvas
About Winslow Homer
Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1836 Died: Prout's Neck, Maine 1910