Sea History 020 - Spring 1981

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selections which the Kirsten Gallery displayed. Real ships and real scenes are of historic value and such value will be underscored with the passage of time. That is not to say that the paintings and watercolors which do not purport to portray some specific scene do not have their place or appeal. But the devotion to accuracy of rig or model of a ship which the artist chooses to portray, as in modelling or creative writing, will serve the history lover immeasurably as time goes by. Captain Huycke, author of To Santa Rosalia, Further and Back and other

TYNE PRINTS Anno unces a limited-editio n of 750 signed and numbered, full-color lithograp hic art prints of The Endurance from an original painting by


works, isa Trustee of the National Society. He has led in saving several historic ships during a seafaring career and now practices as marine surveyor in Seattle. u,

ASMA NEWS Entering its fourth year, the American Society of Marine Artists has held major exhibitions at the US Congress, the Whitehall Club and World Trade Center and Grand Central Art Ga lleries (twice) in New York, and has cooperated in shows at Mystic, G reenwich Workshop, Annapolis Marine Art, the Annual Grea t Lakes Exhibition, and Kirsten Gallery in Washington State. The next major show is: Peabody Museum, Salem, May 16-September 15 . ASMA will also play a part in the 2nd Annual International Maritime Art Awards Show at Mystic Seaport, Mystic CT 06355, April 12-May 13 , and in the 7the Annual Northwest Maritime Show At Kirsten Gallery, June 12-August 13. An informative newsletter is published, citing publications, research sou rces and fresh news from the field. Catalog of the Third Annual Exh ibition (see SH 19: 29-32), with paintings and biographies of 46 leadi ng art ists, is $6.50 (ppd). Membership is $25: ASMA, c/ o NMHS, 2 Fulton St., Brooklyn NY 11201. PETER W. ROGERS, Pres.

Maritime Arts by Wm. Gilkerson, at the Peabody through May 13, marks the Museum's first major exhibition of a living artist. Mr. Gilkerson's many-faceted talent shines in a 100-page catalog including a valuable essay on ship art. Catalogs $ 12.95 or $25 (hardbound, numbered and signed) from Peabody Museum of Salem, Salem, MA 01970. SEA HISTORY, SPRING 1981

On O ctober 27, 19 15 Sir Ernest Shackleton and 28 expedition members abando ned their ship, The Endurance, which was being crushed by th e ice pack of the Weddell Sea. Thus began the 8 month challenge of surviving in the Antartic. While the world made war, onl y self-rescue was possible. Miraculously, though the ship was lost, all 29 men endured . They were rescued in May, 19 16. Print image size is 20" x 26". Signed print, $75. Signed and remarqued print, $ 125. Free colo r brochure avail able. Order from:

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