Winslow Homer was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His imaginative schooling comprised his apprenticeship to the Boston business lithographer John H. Bufford and a couple of exercises in painting from Frederic Rondel. Subsequently, Homer functioned as an independent artist for elite magazines such as Harper's Weekly.
He voyaged broadly in the 1870s in New York State, to Virginia and Massachusetts, and in 1881 he started a two-year stay in England, living in Cullercoats, close to Newcastle. Returning to America in 1883, he settled at Prout's Neck, Maine, where he would live for the remainder of his life. He continued to head out broadly to the Adirondacks, Canada, Bermuda, Florida, and the Caribbean, painting in every one of those puts on which a lot of his later popularity would be based.