Groundbreaking research gives new insight into Homer’s American inspirations

June 11, 2018 – Fort Wayne, Ind. – An exhibition of 240 celebrated works by American artist Winslow Homer opens July 28 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and will be on view through September 23. Winslow Homer is arguably the most popular and important artist and illustrator of 19th century America. The exhibition Winslow Homer: From Poetry to Fiction, The Engraved Works has been in planning for more than 20 years beginning in 1995, when curator Reilly Rhodes, then director of the National Art Museum of Sport, took notice of the immense range of Homer material that was available to museums and collectors in the rare book and print shops of New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.