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Artists & Inspiration

Winslow Homer’s Adirondack Discovery

July 11, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This program will be in person.

Bill Cross’ book Winslow Homer: American Passage is the definitive biography of an American Everyman who was the visual counterpart to Mark Twain in prose and Walt Whitman in poetry. In his presentation Bill will discuss the ways in which the Adirondacks became a place of salvation for Homer – where he discovered a sense of purpose and meaning that sustained him for the rest of his life.

Bill will be signing copies of his book, which will be for sale at the event.

About The Speaker:

Bill Cross is the author of Winslow Homer: American Passage, a biography of the American painter Winslow Homer (1836-1910) that Farrar, Straus & Giroux will publish on April 12, 2022. In 2019, he curated Homer at the Beach, A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869-1880, a nationally-renowned exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum (Gloucester, MA) revealing Homer’s formation as a marine artist. Bill is a graduate of Yale College, magna cum laude, and received an MBA at Harvard Business School.