Portland museum’s Winslow Homer Studio provides inspiration to J. Crew

The Associated Press
Posted Feb. 13, 2011, at 12:24 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Museum of Art’s Winslow Homer Studio is providing inspiration for J. Crew’s spring collection for men.

J. Crew’s lead men’s designer brought his team to Maine to see the Winslow Homer Studio, where the 19th-century artist painted images of Maine’s coast. The museum is currently working to raise $10.5 million for the preservation and endowment of the studio where Homer lived from 1883 until his death.

The studio and Homer’s painting “Weatherbeaten” are featured on J.Crew’s website for the spring collection.

Museum Director Mark Bessire says he’s thrilled that the fashion world is taking notice of the museum’s ties to Homer and its collection of Homer art.

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