” If a man wants to be an artist, he must never look at pictures. “


” Only once in the last thirty years have I made a duplicate, and that was a watercolor from my oil picture now owned by the Layton Art Gallery, Milwaukee, called ‘Hark! the Lark.’ “


” It is certainly a most tremendous and unprecedented honor and distinction that I have received from Pittsburgh. Let us hope that it is not too late in my case to be of value to American art in something that I may yet possibly do from this encouragement. “


” I do not care to put out any ideas for pictures. They are too valuable and can be appropriated by any art student, defrauding me out of a possible picture. “


” This making studies and then taking them home to use them is only half right. You get composition, but you lose freshness, you miss the subtle and, to the artist, the finer characteristics of the scene itself. “



All 5 Winslow Homer Quotes about Art in picture


If a man wants to be an artist, he must never look at pictures.
Only once in the last thirty years have I made a duplicate, and that was a watercolor from my oil picture now owned by the Layton Art Gallery, Milwaukee, called
It is certainly a most tremendous and unprecedented honor and distinction that I have received from Pittsburgh. Let us hope that it is not too late in my case to be of value to American art in something that I may yet possibly do from this encouragement.
I do not care to put out any ideas for pictures. They are too valuable and can be appropriated by any art student, defrauding me out of a possible picture.
This making studies and then taking them home to use them is only half right. You get composition, but you lose freshness, you miss the subtle and, to the artist, the finer characteristics of the scene itself.

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