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JOHN NOBLE has a new lithograph out, "Wreck , Studio, Artist and 2 Barrels." This signed and numbered edition of 300 was hand pulled from stone, as are all Mr. Noble's lithographs. Questions for Stobart In our next issue, the Marine Art section will feature an interview with John Stobart. You can join in this! Send in your questions for Mr. Stobart to answer. ASMA Names President, Plans Show The American Society of Marine Artists has named Charles Lundgren as president. John Stobart is vice president of the newly formed organization , Alan Choate is secretary, and Maryanne Murphy, treasurer and executive director. An exhibition of members' work is planned for next fall, following up on plans previo usly discussed in these pages. Charter members are welcome at $25; apply to the Society c/ o NMHS, 2 Fulton Street, Brooklyn N.Y. 11201. MARYANNE MURPHY Marine Art Editor
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Leslie A. Wilcox, RI, RSMA, by Frank G .G. Carr, CB, CBE (Leigh-on-sea, England, F. Lewis Publishers, 1977. 85 pp., 72 illus. Distributed in the US by William Blair , 4838 Del Ray Avenue , Bethesda, MD 20014, in a limited edition of 600 copies; 100 copies available signed by Wilcox. $40.00 postpaid). Leslie A. Wilcox, at 74, is one of the world's foremost marine arti sts. He was elected in 1947 as a member of the RSMA, and served as Honorary Secretary from 1960 until his resignation in 1974. The first part of this book catalogs his work, with an informative description of the paintings from his entry into the Royal Society with "Harbour Scene," an oi l on panel, to the nine works completed in 1976, at which time Wilcox had completed 267 paintings, of which 72 are illustrated in this book . The earliest painting shown is "Ship Ashore" ( 1949); "The Battle of Bunker's Hill," " Lord Nelson in the Vanguard," and "The Californian Clipper Queen of the Seas" represent his most recent works. Wilcox has painted in watercolor and gouache as well as oil. His subjects range from intricately detailed and accurate historical marine scenes, to protraits, modern navy vessels, steamers and yachts, to a beautiful painting of o ld Saint Paul 's Church. A very competent, versatile artist, is Leslie A. Wilcox-his message is well received . MM Arthur Briscoe-Marine Artist, His Life and Works, by Alex A . Hurst (Teredo · Books, PO Box 430, Brighton BN16GT, Sussex, England: £23.90 postpaid) is a superbly written and illustrated book on this great but rather unknown British marine artist. The book includes all Briscoe's etchings and dry-points, with many of his oils and water colors, together with pages from his sketchbooks, and several photographs . Four-hundred and five pages, with four hundred and fifteen enticing illu strations, six appendi xes (including the " History and Methods of Etching," "Briscoe's Etching Market ," "A Complete List Of Briscoe's Etchings and Dry-points" with original retail prices, and a "Glossary of Nautical Terms") and an intimate biography of the artist make this a magnificentl y complete appreciation of Briscoe's inimitable oeuvre. Handsomely clothbound, and enclosed in its own slip case, this book, a ·work of art itself, is available in limited supply from Teredo Books as noted above. MM
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