Description: Homer's Artist's Studio

A foggy day on the coastal peninsula of Prout's Neck, Maine, is the setting for Winslow Homer’s evocative painting of his studio on his family’s compound.  Directly above the distinctive silhouette of the artist’s studio hangs the disc of a mid-day sun, barely cutting through the hazy sky.

After moving from New York City in 1883, Homer had the family’s carriage house renovated to serve as both his home and studio, where he lived until his death in 1910.  Spending the second half of his life happily isolated from the competitive art world, Homer’s unique vision was absorbed by images of the dramatic sea and coastline. 

This evocative painting of his home and studio has been interpreted by many scholars as more a self-portrait than a landscape.