This 4-cent stamp honoring artist Winslow Homer was first placed on sale at the Gloucester, Massachusetts, post office, on December 15, 1962. Designed by Victor S. McCloskey, Jr., the stamp features a reproduction of Homer's well-known painting "Breezing Up."
The stamp was printed on the Giori press and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 120 million stamps was authorized.
Postal Bulletin (November 29, 1962).