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THE PAINTING FISHERMAN

Sept. 06, 1954
Sept. 06, 1954

Table of Contents
Sept. 6, 1954

Pat On The Back
  • Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

Sportsman
  • The President's love of sports is as much a part of his personality as the Eisenhower grin. And whether opponent is par, a rainbow or visiting team, Ike plays hard

Table Of Contents
Soundtrack
Spectacle
  • Color photographs by Mark Kauffman show what it is like to stand up against Robin Roberts

The Wonderful World Of Sport
Football
Health
Motor Sports
Under 21
  • The ball boys at Forest Hills have to work hard but it's all in fun and sometimes a lucky retriever is rewarded with the champ's racket

Sport In Art
Fisherman's Calendar
Baseball
Horse Racing
Yesterday
Bowling
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Last Laugh

THE PAINTING FISHERMAN

Winslow Homer showed the wild outdoors as he knew and loved it in the 19th Century and set a style that is still in vogue today

Winslow homer knew the importance of the flash of sun on antlers and the curve of a fly rod against morning mist. A dedicated outdoorsman, he got up at 3 on summer mornings before going to work at his first and only steady job (two years at a lithographer's) to fish a pond near Boston.

This is an article from the Sept. 6, 1954 issue Original Layout

Homer was a New Englander who got his start as a Civil War artist-reporter. After the war his specialty became the American outdoors. Hunting, fishing and boating occupied him increasingly and became the subjects for such elegant, forceful paintings as are shown on these pages. They are now owned by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Until his death in 1910 at 74, Homer strove for the realism that made him famous. "Tell Charlie," he once wrote a friend on a day in June, "I have a fine sketch of a black bass taken in the boat five minutes after he was caught."

The Ouananciche, a rare landlocked salmon, is striking as well this month as he was in 1897 when Winslow Homer did Ouananiche Fishing in the Canadian wilds.

The Stillness of a mountain lake, mirroring the shadows of the tree-lined shore half hidden by a misty overcast, was recorded by angler-artist Homer in Trout Fishing, Lake St. John, Quebec in 1895.

The Adirondacks, with their abundance of fish and game, attracted Homer as much as the Canadian woods. He spent a good deal of time in this New York wilderness and here found some of his favorite models and most dramatic subjects

"ADIRONDACK GUIDE" is a shimmering picture of a mountaineer in his native habitat. The bewhiskered oarsman probably is a likeness of Old Mountain Philips, one of several guides who accompanied Homer on his fishing and painting trips.

THREE ILLUSTRATIONS