PAST EVENT Winslow Homer, American Passage

Join Author Bill Cross on his new book, Winslow Homer, American Passage

Bill Cross tells the stories of American whose works are known, but whose lives are not.  On this visit to North Hill he will speak about the subject of his book Winslow Homer: American Passage.  The Washington Post called his tale of Homer, an illustrator and painter (1836-1910), “an exemplary biography.”  The New Yorker named it one of the best books of the year.

Bill focuses on women and men engaged with questions of purpose and meaning for the future of our country – particularly those who worked in visual media.  He is now writing a biography of the decorative arts impresario Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933).  He is also a consultant to art and history museums and curated Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey 1869-1880, a nationally acclaimed exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum (Gloucester, MA) that revealed Homer’s formation as a marine artist.

Prior to launching his career as an author and museum consultant, for 31 years Bill managed investment portfolios and teams.  Most of his investment career was at Boston’s Eaton Vance Management, where he founded and led the firm’s Real Estate Investment Group.

He has spoken widely in Europe and the United States, from the Cleveland Museum of Art to the National Gallery in London and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  He is Chair of the Advisory Board at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, which seeks a world in which everyone can take hold of a life worthy of our humanity.  He is also President of the Citizens’ Initiative for Manchester Affordable Housing