Sea History 008 - Summer 1977

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MARINE ART Notes & Queries

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Steam Packet Tycoon Arriving at the Levee, New Orleans Oil on Canvas


32 by 47 inches

JOHN STOBART We have the largest collection of 19th and 20th ce ntury Marine paintings available for sale.

Marine Arts Gallery DEALERS






I am anxious to jo in with my fellow marine painters in forming an association in this country that would help set high standards, comparable to the Royal Society of Marine Art in Grnat Britain. Such a Society should be formed not only for the purpose of ·'furthering the understanding of our maritime heritage," but for the equally important purpose of seeing that the heritage is not po lluted by the terrible cheesecake ·'art" that has surfaced as result of the recent interest in the tall ships. JOSEPH R. CORISH Somerville , Massachusetts

I was very pleased to ge t your letter announcing the plan to establish in the U.S. a society of marine artists similar to that in Great Britain. I am sure the response will be enthusiastic! PHILLIPS MEL VILLE Washington , DC



617/745 - 5000

The Atlantic Gallery 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street. N.W. Washington. D.C. 20007. 12021 337 2299

I commend the idea very highly. Not only do I feel it will benefit marine artists directly , but it will certainly be of interest to museums and I welcome it on that basis alone. ROBERT E. LEE Coordinating Director Dossin Great Lakes Museum Detroit, Michigan

I think the concept of an association of marine artists is a good one and long overdue. You are to be congratulated. Some very good artists are working here and, in my opinion, would want to become members. HENRY JEROME GORIN , Jr. San Francisco, California Georgetown ·t 84S

A Collection of Important Harbor and River Port Views during the heyday of the merchant sailing ship by the renowned marine artist

JOHN STOBART ALEXANDRIA , CINCINNATI, DARIEN, GEORGETOWN, NANTUCKET, NEWORLEANS , NEWYORK , SAN FRANCISCO, SAVANNAH . Published as limited edition collector's prints. Prices are $200.00 signed and $400.00 remarqued, except for New York and Savannah which are rare prints with prices subject to the dictates of the collector's market. All prices are subject to continued avai labi lity and are liable to increase. Subjects due for publication 1977-78: - St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Charleston, South Carolina. SPECIAL NOTE Please me ntion SEA HISTORY in making inquiries ; a contribution to th e National Society will be made from sales.


I think the project sounds great. Congrat ualtions on your drive and zest and imagi nation ! VICTOR MAYS Clinton, Connecticut

The idea of a Marine Artists Association sounds great. Setting up an organization of this kind is a big job with the varying opinions on rules , structure and admissions. Keep the faith! COCO LOVELACE Foot of Main Art Gallery Essex, Connecticut


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