The printing of this book and its prints will be funded in our upcoming kickstarter campaign in February or March. The books will be available early this summer.
Winslow Homer is an important name in American art, his canvases hang in museums around the world. He painted watercolors and oils of the Caribbean, the South, the seacoast of England, and the Adirondacks, but it is as a painter of the Maine coast that he is best known.
In his biography we follow this New Englander from his childhood in Cambridge through his days during the Civil War as an artist for Harper’s Weekly, his early years in New York, his visits to France and England, and to his happy years in Prouts Neck, Maine.
Elizabeth Ripley was fortunate to speak with a friend of the Homer family, who remembered many anecdotes of the artist. As they strolled along the rocky coastline of Prouts Neck, the author recognized many familiar scenes from Homer’s paintings and she understood his need of solitude in order to devote his life to painting.
All paintings are in full color, plus there is a bonus page in the back, but only when you get the book here from Purple House Press—page 68 showcases Homer's beautiful painting Mending Nets. This edition of the book was printed on an offset printing press using 100# matte art paper with 12 pt covers.
Books purchased from any other retailer are the print on demand edition, with a different isbn and printed on 70# paper with 10 pt covers. Page 68 is blank, it does not feature Mending Nets as an extra painting.
As a thank you for getting your books from us, they are $4.00 cheaper here than anywhere else.
A set of eight 8x10 prints is available to go along with the book, the selected paintings are: Skating on Central Park, Snap the Whip, The Life Line, Sunlight on the Coast, Carnival, Prisoners from the Front, Eagle Head, and The Gulf Stream.
They're printed on 18 pt cardstock with a matte film lamination (the same coating on our jackets and covers) to help make them water resistant. One set of prints may be purchased along with the book for an extra $5.00. If you need more than one set of prints, extras can be added for $8 per set, and the prints alone without the book are $10.