Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington connect in Denver  

Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer, ‘Indian Boy with Canoe,’ about 1895. Watercolor on paper. Denver Art Museum: The T. Edward and Tullah Hanley Memorial Gift to the people of Denver and the area, 197.417

DENVER – “Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington,” featuring 60 artworks, will reveal connections between artistic themes and techniques used by the two acclaimed American artists. The exhibition will be presented at the Denver Art Museum from March 15 to June 7.

Born a generation apart, both artists succeeded in capturing the quintessential American spirit through works of art at the turn of the late-19th and early-20th centuries, an era of growing industrialization and notions of the closing of the American western frontier.

Winslow Homer (1836-1910), who was considered the most original painter of his time, prospered by creating masterful depictions of the Eastern Seaboard, while Frederic Remington (1861-1909) became famous for his iconic representations of the American West. The work of these two self-taught artists continues to be celebrated as independent, innovative and homegrown.

Winslow Homer

Frederic Remington, The Fall of the Cowboy, 1895. Oil on canvas; 25 × 35-1/8 in. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Amon G. Carter Collection, 1961.230

“Natural Forces” is co-organized and co-curated by a team of four curators, including the DAM’s Thomas Brent Smith, curator of Western American Art and director of the Petrie Institute of Western American Art, and Jennifer R. Henneman, associate curator of Western American Art; Diana Greenwold, associate curator of American Art at the Portland Museum of Art; and Maggie Adler, curator at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

The exhibition will debut at the DAM before traveling to the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas.

A 225-page exhibition catalog, published in collaboration with Yale University Press, will be available in The Shop at the Denver Art Museum and online. National leading scholars contributing to the publication include Smith and Henneman, along with Adam Gopnik, staff writer for The New Yorker, Maggie Adler, Diana Greenwold, and Claire Barry, director of conservation at the Kimbell Art Museum.