Back in print! Originally published in 1966, Down East Books has just reprinted this classic biography of Winslow Homer. Homer was the antitheses of the unkempt bohemian artist of the nineteenth century. Yet he is ranked as one of America's greatest painters. The reason is not hard to discover, for Winslow Homer's powerful epic statements spoke for America with a breadth that few other artists have achieved. This is a lively, intimate and immensely readable portrait of the artist that throws a new light on Homer's life and puts it in fresh perspective, concentrating on Homer's years at Prout's Neck (1883 until his death in 1920) on Maine's rugged coast where he would create his finest paintings. Paperback. 282 pgs.