Arguably the greatest American painter of the 19th century,
Winslow Homer was a self-taught genius. Born in 1836, his life
encompassed the American Civil War, the abolition of slavery and
the country's spectacular rise to wealth and power, and his work
reflects on these turbulent times - as well as a nostalgia for a
simpler past. This first major British exhibition of Homer's work
at the National Gallery features 50 of his greatest works, and runs
to 8 January 2023.