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Navigating the marine art market

Marine Arts Gallery

Peter Kiernan is a member of the second generation operating the Marine Arts Gallery, established in 1968 We are next door to the Peabody-Essex Museum in the historic seaport of Salem, Massachusetts. The gallery has a wide selection of antique and contemporary marine paintings. Visit the website at www.marineartsgallery.com

Advice and news on collecting antique and contemporary marine art for the beginner or seasoned collector. Answering questions on finding that perfect ship painting or restoring and framing a family heirloom.

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Bass and Blues by Ralph Cahoon

Chasing Mermaids: Paintings by Ralph Cahoon (1910-1982)

Posted: September 07, 2012 11:59

Ralph Cahoon was born in Chatham, Massachusetts, (Cape Cod). As a youth his favorite pastime was sketching the waterways. He met his wife Martha and was married in 1932. Both developed a folk art style which they began painting directly on simple furniture pieces. In 1959, Ralph began his famous series of mermaid paintings. These were avidly collected from galleries on Nantucket to Palm Beach, Florida. Even Jacqueline Kennedy purchased two of Ralph's paintings in 1961. Josiah K. Lilly III, an heir to the pharmaceutical fortune was one of Cahoon's most enthusiastic patrons, purchasing...

Tugboat Robert A.  Petty by Antonio Jacobsen (1850-1921)

Collecting Marine Art

Posted: March 08, 2012 10:37

What is marine art ? Marine art is a painting that the main element is water. From there it can include many different kinds of vessels from clipperships to tugboats and yachts. It can also include detailed harbors, and even figures on a beach. The subjects go on and on from there. Most people start their search for a perfect ship painting to go over a mantle. Others develop a passion and fill the walls! In the last 44 years we have sold over 10,000 paintings and carry both antique and contemporary works. The antique side of collecting can include artists such as Thomas...

 

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