Winslow Homer
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Winslow Homer (1836 - 1910)

Winslow Homer
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USAmap [uncertain]
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[spouse(s) unknown]
Died at age 74 in Prout's Neck, Maine, USAmap
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American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects.

Winslow Homer is born February 24, 1836 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.[1] He is a son of Charles Savage Homer and Henrietta Maria Benson.[2][3]

Winslow grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He went to the Country School and graduated in 1855.

Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator.

Winslow is considered one of the foremost painters.

Some of the things most important to Winslow included oil painting and producing major studio works.

It was September 29, 1910 in in Prout's Neck, Maine, United States[3] when Winslow passed away from an unspecified death. He was buried in the Mount Auburn Cemetery.


  1. Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915, Winslow Homer, 1836.
  2. United States Census, 1850, Windlow Homer in household of Charles L Homer, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing family 2802
  3. 3.0 3.1 Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, Winslow Homer, 29 Sep 1910; citing Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States, multiple sources, Maine
  • "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 07 Jan 2014), Winslow Homer in household of G. B. H. Stone, New York, New York, New York, United States; citing sheet 460B, family 8, NARA microfilm publication T9-0874
  • "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 07 Jan 2014), Winslow Homer, Scarboro, Cumberland, Maine, United States; citing sheet , family 368, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374551.


  • WikiTree profile Homer-113 created through the import of Skolyak-Homer Family Tree(3).ged on Mar 4, 2012 by Michelle Skolyak. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Michelle and others.

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