The newly announced exhibition will go on display from the 10th September.



Winslow Homer The Gulf Stream, 1899 (reworked by 1906),The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1906 06.1234 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The National Gallery has announced details of its upcoming exhibition Winslow Homer: Force of Nature going on display this Autumn.

This newly confirmed display is the first in-depth exhibition in the UK exploring the work of the American artist and will feature over 50 paintings and watercolours from public and private collections, spanning over 40 years of the artist’s career.

Co-organised with The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and offers an opportunity for visitors to discover an artist who, although a household name in America, is not as well known in Europe.

The exhibition will be both chronological and thematic and focus on the imagery of conflict and its resolution in Homer’s art. It will explore complex social and geopolitical issues of the artist’s era including war, race, class, power.

Talking about the exhibition, Christopher Riopelle, the National Gallery’s Neil Westreich Curator of Post-1800 Paintings, says The opportunity to introduce the gamut of Homer’s achievement to a British audience with many of his most ambitious paintings, and to underline the importance in that career of the two years he spent here at Cullercoats, carries the National Gallery’s commitment to the display and study of American art to a new level.’

Winslow Homer: Force of Nature will be on display at the National Gallery from the 10th September until the 8th January 2023.