Portland Museum of Art

Homer and Prouts Neck


In April 2005, while writing an essay on Winslow Homer and the American Landscape, I drove up with my husband to Prouts Neck, Maine where Homer had his studio on land that was owned by his family.  Homer, along with his father and two brothers, had purchased property on Prouts Neck from 1882 through 1909, for the purpose of creating a family vacation compound and as an investment in one of the most scenic spots along the Atlantic Coast.  An easement or “marg
Winslow Homer, Prouts Neck, Maine, Portland Museum of Art, American landscape