Georgia Museum of Art

University of Georgia

Athens, GA



Winslow Homer and the Elusive African-American Boy


The Georgia Museum of Art will feature two works by American master Winslow Homer in the exhibition Winslow Homer and the Elusive African-American Boy from January 16 through March 28, 1999, in the Martha Thompson Dines Gallery.

Homer's watercolor Taking a Sunflower to Teacher, of 1875, in the Georgia Museum of Art's permanent collection, is the focus of the exhibition. Also on view will be The Unruly Calf, a pencil on paper by Homer, on loan from the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Right: Winslow Homer, Taking a Sunflower to Teacher, 1875, 7 x 5 7/8 inches

An illustrated brochure with an essay by curator of paintings Donald D. Keyes will accompany the exhibition. The essay establishes that the African-American boy, who appears in both Taking a Sunflower to Teacher and The Unruly Calf, appears in at least five other works that Homer painted that same year, all of which were executed in Hurley, New York.

Winslow Homer and the Elusive African-American Boy is generously sponsored by Director's Circle members Dr. and Mrs. Claiborne V.C. Glover III and Mr. and Mrs. John F. Helper. The exhibitlon is free and open to the public.

See also Winslow Homer: Facing Nature (4/7/98) and Winslow Homer Wood Engravings From The Permanent Collection

For further biographical information on selected artists cited in this article please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

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