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The 150th anniversary of the birth of Winslow Homer ( 1836-1910) is celebrated in an exhibition of some 100 of the artist's watercolors at the National Gallery of Art (Fourth Street & Constitution Avenue NW , Washington DC 20565; 202 737-4215) , open March 2-May 11an effort funded by IBM, involving works assembled from sixty collections. ''This exhibition will certainly confirm his own assertion that one day he would be best known for his watercolors ,'' J . Carter Brown , director of the Gallery , says-
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and examples such as " Diamond Shoal, " shown above , done eighty years ago with such sure mastery when the artist was approaching age seventy , bear this out. From the National Gallery, the exhibit moves on to the Amon Carter Museum , Forth Worth (June 6-July 27) and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (September I I-November 2) . Catalogue available from the National Gallery . On permanent exhibit at the Port Gallery Inn (Town Center, Kennebunkport , ME 04046; 207 967-3728) are the oils and watercolors of the English painter Lawrence Donnison. Specializing in whaling and shipbuilding scenes, Donnison is currently working on a series depicting the heyday of Kennebunkport as a shipbuilding town in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries . A catalogue entitled John Marin Watercolors of the 1920s is available for $10.00 from the Kennedy Galleries (40 West 57th St. , NYC 10019; 212 5419600). Marin 's painting of sea- and landscapes and ships was tempered by what John T . H. Baur, Director Emeritus of the Whitney Museum describes as "a very personal, very American vision ."
THE "URGER"- The familiar landmark N.Y. State Tugboat in the Upper Hudson River/ Erie Canal area was painted by noted maritime artist TONY J. CAPONE. A limited ed ition of 500 prints s ig ned and numbered by the artist are ava ilable a t $100 . each. Prints are x o n muse um quality acid free paper. A trul y fine addition to any collec tion .
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A collection of art and artifacts relating to the USS Constitution will be at the San Francisco Ship Model Gallery ( 1089 Madison Ave., NYC 10028; 212 5706767) May 15 through July 15 . Among the items are tableware from the officers' mess, a nineteenth-century prayerbook, a rare portrait of &ek Hopkins by Stacy Tolman, and a model of "Old Ironsides" built under a WPA grant in the 1930s . SEA HISTORY, SPRING 1986