Robert Sterling Clark declared Winslow Homer (1836–1910) to be among the greatest artists of the nineteenth century. Acting on this belief, Clark bought more than two hundred of Homer’s works and eventually owned more works by Homer than by any other artist.
Sterling Clark acquired his first painting by Homer in 1915 and continued adding to the collection up until the Institute opened in 1955. Some 200 works are on view.
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Website