Winslow Homer A highlight of the L. D. M. Sweat Galleries is the Winslow Homer Gallery, featuring paintings, watercolors, and graphics by this most beloved and acclaimed American artist. The Museum's collection of five pivotal oil paintings traces Homer's career from his early work as a Civil War correspondent for Harper's Weekly through the last two and a half decades of his life, which he spent on the coast of Maine. In a studio at Prouts Neck, just 12 miles from the Portland Museum of Art, he created the culminating paintings of his career. Homer's late seascapes, like the Museum's Weatherbeaten (1894), are alternately brooding and ecstatic, situating mankind within the natural drama of assault and resistance, struggle and survival. These paintings are augmented by several additional oils on long-term loan to the Museum, as well as a constantly rotating selection from the Museum's collection of 14 watercolors and nearly 400 prints. Also on view is a watercolor box owned and used by Homer, offering valuable insight into the working technique of this premier painter of Maine.