Thursday, February 23, 2012
Homer Watson, Artist (1855-1936)
Almost 25 years here in Kitchener-Waterloo and I still have not seen the Homer Watson Art Gallery. How often have we noticed that local residents are the ones who have not yet visited the points of interest!
Watson was largely self-taught and benefited from a short period of training and photography in New York State.
The playright Oscar Wilde visited him occasionally and called him the "Canadian John Constable". Presenting a distinctly Waterloo County rural theme along the Grand River.
Unfortunately many of his pieces were sold during the Great Depression to keep the household going.
My workplace is reached most easily off Homer Watson Boulevard.