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Marine Artist Groves, of whom I had never heard . I asked friends in the Society who he was, but no one knew. Just one picture was exhibited, and that a masterpiece . Some of us waited impatiently for another year and, once again, there was a single splendid picture: this time of the helmsmen of a square-rigger in bad weather. Essentially, it had the same features, with an understanding of the interplay of light and shadow, and of the very run of the sea that gave the impression that the artist had seen it all and knew it through and through. So it continued. Before long, no one asked, "Who is John Groves?" He was not only elected a member, but also to the hanging committee. Whilst I would be the first to concede that we do not all like the same pictures , I believe that his A family of crabbers enjoy their work on an idyllic day in friendly waters.

The catch is landed on a hazy morning along the Cornish coast.

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6 THE RESTORATION OF THE CHINA CABIN, Jeanne Price • 9 THE SHIPS OF SAN FRANCISCO, Peter Stanford • 12 BRING HOME THE VICAR, Lincoln P. Pa...

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