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landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th century America and a preeminent figure in American art.
Largely self-taught, Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator
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. He subsequently took up oil painting
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and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium.
In future I will live by my water-colours.