Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington, The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

“The West Wind” by Winslow Homer (1836-1910), 1891. Oil on canvas. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts: Gift of anonymous donor/Art Resource, NY.
“The Fall of the Cowboy” by Frederic Remington (1861-1909), 1895. Oil on canvas. Courtesy, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Amon G. Carter Collection.

American icon Winslow Homer, famous ocean painter, joins Frederic Remington, legendary cowboy artist, for Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington, the first exhibition to explore the unexpected resonances and moments of convergence between the themes, artistic sensibilities, and technical processes of these two artists. Homer and Remington were touted by turn-of-the-century critics as artists whose work reinforced an American identity rooted in action, independence, and communion with the outdoors. While both artists actively cultivated this reputation, the correlation between these two icons has never been considered in depth due to the perceived differences in their subject matter. Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington has had many titles over the course of its development. As the curatorial team examined these two immensely talented artists together for the first time, they considered how to best describe the visions of war, wilderness, and quietude that these artists created in oil on canvas, bronze, and watercolor. Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington solidified mythologies about themselves as artists, but, more importantly, about American masculinity and the nation’s frontier.

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Long form articles:

https://www.portlandmuseum.org/magazine/mythmakers

Homer: Remington

Margaret C. Adler, Jennifer R. Henneman, Diana Greenwold,

Published by Yale University Press, United States (2020)

ISBN 10: 0300246102 ISBN 13: 9780300246100

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