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Fresh Air and Pure Impressions: Winslow Homer's Watercolors

Winslow Homer, who created some of the most breathtaking and influential images in the history of watercolor, was, famously, a man who received almost no formal artistic education. Acknowledged in his own day as America's most original and independent watercolorist, he had an intuitive relationship with this challenging yet flexible medium. In this special preview of the exhibition Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light, Martha Tedeschi, curator of prints and drawings, offers an intimate look at the ways in which one of America's most celebrated artists discovered the secrets of the watercolor medium.

The exhibition is on view at the Art Institute through May 10, 2008.


Recorded Thursday, December 06, 2007 at The Art Institute of Chicago-Fullerton Hall.

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