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Reflections on the Collection: The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professors at the National Gallery of Art: Kathleen A. Foster on Winslow Homer, Boys Wading (1873)

Kathleen A. Foster (Philadelphia Museum of Art and former Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor at the National Gallery of Art) focuses on the Winslow Homer watercolor Boys Wading (1873). Foster describes Homer’s surprising turn to watercolor, a medium he learned first as a commercial illustrator and one that he embraced as a fine artist for the next thirty years.