Homer and Inness at the Clark

Home at Montclair, George Inness

Last week I spent a couple hours at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. In addition to the permanent collection, there are two landscape exhibits, paintings by George Inness (1825-1894)  and a major show of Winslow Homer (1836-1910) works, a specialty of the Clark. The paintings are welcome relief to 21st century tourists and parents of Williams College students. As we text and check messages on our smart phones we are confronted with the Romantic and spiritual vision of Inness, and with the remarkable paintings of Homer. The exhibit traces Homer’s career as an magazine illustrator. There are even unremarkable sheet music covers drawn by the great American artist.


Winslow Homer

“Look at nature, work independently, and solve your own problems.” Winslow Homer

Summer Squall, Winslow Homer 1904

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