Winslow Homer

Birth Name:
Winslow Homer
Birth Date:
February 24, 1836
Birth Place:
Boston, Massachusetts
Death Date:
September 29, 1910
Place of Death:
5 Winslow Homer Road, Prouts Neck, Scarborough, Maine
Age:
74
Cause of Death:
Heart failure
Cemetery Name:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Artists
Winslow Homer was an American 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. He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium. He also worked extensively in watercolor, creating a fluid and prolific oeuvre, primarily chronicling his working vacations. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates set what was then an American art record when he bought Winslow Homer's "Lost on the Grand Banks" for $36 million in 1998.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Mount Auburn Cemetery

580 Mt Auburn Street

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138

USA

North America

Map:

Grave Location:

Lily Path, Lot 536, Space 7

Grave Location Description

At the intersection of Willow Avenue and Poplar Avenue, Walk up the Lily Path about 200 feet and on your left near the top of the hill you will find the Homer Family Plot. Winslow rests behind the monument to the right.

Grave Location GPS

42.37112814, -71.14343215

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