Painting and Nature Preservation: The Adirondacks

At the height of the Adirondacks controversy, Winslow Homer painted this watercolor depicting early settlers of the Adirondacks - the trees and the bears.

As such, the picture is an early statement of nonathropocentric concern for nature - for wild nature.





Winslow Homer, "Old Settlers," Adirondacks, c. 1892, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston