Winslow Homer's career spanned a turning point in North American history. He lived through the American Civil War and the abolition of slavery, so-called Reconstruction, and war with the last colonial European power in the Americas, Spain.
From his sketches of battle and camp life, to dazzling tropical views and darker restless seascapes, the works reflect Homer's interest in the pressing issues of his time; conflict, race, and the relationship between humankind and the environment - issues still relevant for us today.
With more than fifty paintings, covering over forty years of Homer's career, 'Winslow Homer: Force of Nature' is part of a programme of exhibitions that introduce major American artists to a UK and European audience and follows on from their exhibitions about George Bellows and the Ashcan painters, Frederic Church and Thomas Cole.
Organized by the National Gallery and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, GRoW is honored to support the London exhibition.