Sea History 009 - Autumn 1977

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Antoq Otto


HIS LIFE AND WORK by Katrina Sigsbee Fischer

Volunteers are needed to help man the National Society's exhibit at the New York Boat Show in January. Those int eres t e d in helping ma y ca ll 212-858-1348. A Steering Committee has been formed by th e American Society of Marine Artists. Those serving are Os Brett, George Campbell, Mark Meyers, R.S.M.A., John Stobart, R. S. M.A., Bill Muller, Mark Greene, Carl Evers and Maryanne Murphy. By-laws have been drawn up and will be proposed to those interested in joining. We hope to see this incorporated by January 1978 . Art galleries are invited to advise us of forthcoming marine art exhibitions, whic h we will endeavor to list in this section .


He was not just an illustrator, but a marine artist of distinction - as a war artist for the U.S. Coast Guard, he produced North Atlantic and battle pictures which took the United Sta tes by storm . The scope of his work was enormous: U.S. Coast Guard cutters in action, clip pers and other square riggers at sea and the life aboard and in harbors. The book includes many of these a nd other nautical paintings. 285 x 225 mm, with 288 pages and 236 illustrations, of which no less than 123 are in full colour: a complete text; fine gold-blocked covers with head and tail bands and a fullco lour jacket, this book is produced on high qual ity art paper with a good, clear fount. Price $46.95 ($40.00 until 31st Jan . 78)

NEVESA PUBLICATIONS Ltd. , P.O. Box 86715 North Vancouver, B.C. V7L Special Offer to Sea History Readers: 15% discount if ordered through the Society's office at 2 Fulton St., Brooklyn, New York 11201. Surface postage free in USA and Canada


Other shows of interest are: Chi ldren's Hospital Ant iques Show Civil Auditori um Jacksonville, Fla . Dec. 9-11 Memorial Building Framingham, Mass.

Feb. 24-26

Rhodes on the Patuxet Providence, R. I. Mar. 3-5 Memphis Antiques Show National Guard Armory Memphis, Tenn. Mar. 17- 19

in co ll aboration with

ANTON OTTO FISCHER'S name became a household word to millions of readers of the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines, as an illustrator of Tug Boat Annie, Mr . Glencannon, Moby Dick and o ther stories.

East Side Settlement House Antiques Show 7t h Regi ment Armory Park Avenue & 67 Street New York, N. Y. Jan. 28 University Hospital Antiques Show 103rd Engineers Armory Lancaster Avenue & 33 Street Philadelphia, Pa . April 10-15

Newark Acade my Antiques Show Livingston, N .J . Apr. 28-30


Lislings throug h !he cour1esy of A nliques Magazine, New York .

Galleries presen ting a large collection of high quality antique marine art are: THE ATLANTIC GALLERY 1055 Thomas Jefferson St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007 C HILDS GALLERY 169 Newbury St., Boston, Mass. 02116 KENNEDY GALLER IES 40 West 57 St., New York, N. Y. 10019 VOSE GALLERIES 238 Newbury St., Boston, Mass. MARINE ARTS GALLERY 127 Essex St., Salem, Mass. 01970 INCU RABL E COLLECTOR 36 East 57 St., New York, N.Y. HIRSC HL & ADLER GALLERIES 21 East 67 St., New York, N. Y. M. KNOEDLER & COM PANY 21 East 70 St. New York, N.Y. WILLIAM BLAIR LTD. 4838 Del Ray Avenue Bethesda, Md. 200 14 NOY ES, VAN CLI NE & DAVENPORT 101 8 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. C hilds Gallery in Boston recommends the following a ntique shows for those int erested in marine a rt: Washington Antiques Show Mayflower Hotel Washington D.C. Jan. 11-15

J. & J. BARD PICTURE PAINTERS By A.] . Peluso, Jr. The first comprehensive andfullylllustrated book on these most Important 19th~entury

American marine painters Includes a checklist of Bard paintings. a listing of known but lost Bards. and additional source reference material. 34 cclor plates. over 140 illustrations. hardbound $27.50. Special pre-publication price . $25 .00 ppd ·until December 1~1h .

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