Winslow Homer American Passage, William R. Cross



Truthful Witness to a Changing America

The definitive life of a man who forged American identity visually, in paint and illustration, with impact comparable to Walt Whitman and Mark Twain in poetry and prose — yet whose own story has remained largely untold.

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Meet Author William R. Cross

William R. Cross is the author of the acclaimed 2022 biography Winslow Homer: American Passage.  He is now working on a biography of the pioneering American design impresario Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933).  As an independent scholar and a consultant to art and history museums, he curated Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869–1880, a nationally renowned 2019 exhibition on the formation of Winslow Homer as a marine painter. He is the chairman of the advisory board of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. Cross and his wife Ellen live on Cape Ann, north of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Author William R. Cross