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High Cliff, Coast of Maine

1894 Winslow Homer 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 1909.7.29 Smithsonian American Art Museum
2nd Floor, East Wing


Artwork Description

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.

Keywords

Landscape - coast

Landscape - Maine

Landscape - rocks

Waterscape - sea

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Winslow Homer

Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1836 Died: Prout's Neck, Maine 1910

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