Sea History 140 - Autumn 2012

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Maritte Art News Marc Castelli New Exhibition Paintings by marine artist Marc Castelli (featured artist in Sea History 132) will be the subjects of a new exhibit at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, now through 24 February 2013. 1he exhibit features 23 watercolors on loan from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Simison Collection. Most of the works exhibited were donated by Diane Simison to rhe maritime museum, and paintings from Casrelli's personal collection will round our the show. Mr. Castelli is well-known for his depictions of Chesapeake Bay watermen. His interpretation of this subject comes, not just from photographs and from observations, bur from working side by side with the watermen at their work, at all hours and in all weather. (Annmarie Sculpture Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd. , Solomons, MD; Ph. 410 326-4640; www.annmariegarden .org)

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National (}allery of Art New Acquisitions The National Gallery of Arr has acquired its first work by Durch artist Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1831-1915): the 1894 oil on canvas tided Sunset at Scheveningen: A Fleet of Fishing l--essek at Anchor. Currently on view in the East Building's Small French Paintings galleries, this luminous work joins the Gallery's View ofthe Mill and Bridge on the Noordwest Buitensingel in The Hagu,e (1873) by Jaco b Maris (1837-1899) as its second major painting of the Hague school, expanding the 19th-century collection beyond its French confines. Mesdag is known for his depictions of the North Sea and is considered an important link between the Hague School and the French landscape artists of the 19 th century. He devoted most of his career as an artist to marine subj ects. This image here is a fine example of his oeuvre and depicts a Beer of 13 bomschuiten, or flat-bottomed fishing boars, representing a fleer of thirteen. (NGA, 4rh and Constitution Ave. NW, WashSunset at Scheveningen: A Fleet ofFishing l--essek at Anchor, 1894 ington, DC; 20565; Ph . 202 737-42 15;

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After 15 years in downtown Fairfield, Connecticut, the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, specializing in fine marine and sporting art, recently announced their move to the former Fairfield Coun ty Bank building, which has been transformed into a unique art gallery with extensive exhibit space. Through close contacts with the wo rld's top marine and sporting artists developed over the past 30 years, Mr. Jinishian represents and exhibits more than 1,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, ship models, and scrimshaw by artists that include A. D. Blake, Donald Demers, Tim Thompson, C h ristopher Blossom, Joseph McGurl, and John Stobart. Changing exhibitions and opportunities to meet the artists are offered throughout the year. Russell Jinishian , an advisor to the National Maritime Historical Society, is recognized as the nation's leading authority on contemporatry marine art. He is the author of Boundfor Blue ~ter, a definitive guide: to contemporary marine art and is publisher of Marine Art News magazime since 200 1. Q. Russell Jinishian Gallery, 1899 Bronson Road, Fairfield, <CT 06824; Ph. 203 2598753;;www.j