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Portrait of Martin A. Ryerson

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Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
The Art Institute of Chicago is fortunate to include among its holdings of American art twenty-five watercolors and three monochrome drawings by Winslow Homer, all of which were donated by area collectors between 1927 and 2007. Twenty of these works were acquired in the 1910s by the cultural leader and philanthropist Martin A. Ryerson (see figure 1), who bequeathed them to the Art Institute in 1933. The museum can hardly claim to have led the way in acquiring Homer’s works. Other public …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago

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