Lecture: Winslow Homer, Ben Shahn, and American Genre Painting

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:15 PM

Winslow Homer has frequently been credited as an inspiration by early twentieth-century American modernist painters, who cite the abstract, expressive qualities of his late paintings. Yet American social realists also saw the artist as a kindred spirit, seeing in his depictions of laborers a way to advance social reform. Take a closer look at the influence of Homer’s works on generations of artists, with John Fagg, lecturer, Department of English Literature, and director, American and Canadian Studies Centre, University of Birmingham.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England.

Lubar Auditorium
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