Moshulu

Raymond E. Wallace (1917–1999) As a marine artist and historian, naval architect and prominent yachtsman, honorary trustee and patron of NMHS and board member of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, Ray Wallace’s professional and personal commitment to seafaring was renowned. At the age of fifteen Ray joined the Stranger expedition for 3 years as a…

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John Mecray

In 2007, John Mecray was awarded the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: John Mecray is receiving the NMHS Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his considerable influence as America’s preeminent artist of yachts and yachting to preserve our maritime heritage by working to restore the…

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John Barber, portrait

In 2009, John M. Barber was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: John Barber’s art captures the vanishing era of the Chesapeake Bay and his environmental efforts help restore and preserve it. He has painted the Chesapeake Bay and the Eastern Seaboard for…

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John Stobart

John Stobart is preeminent in the field of maritime painting in America, if not the world. Prior to his arrival to America in 1965, the artist had gained a wide reputation for his portrayals of ships for shipowners the world over.  Subsequent to his New York City sell-out debut, the name “Stobart” would become synonymous…

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John Noble

John A. Noble (1913–1983) Born in Paris in 1913, John Noble moved with his family to the US in 1919. He began drawing and painting in his teens: “About 1929 I started my crude drawings and paintings,” In the wintertime, while still going to school, I was a permanent fixture on the old McCarren line tugs,…

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Aboard Endeavour

Oswald Brett (1921–2017) was born in Cheltenham, New South Wales. He spent much time sketching ships in Sydney Harbor and imagining the day when he could go to sea. He also drew inspiration for painting from his mother Estelle Brett (née Mutton), a talented amateur portrait and landscape artist. Os, as he was affectionately called…

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Patrick O'Brien

In 2012, Patrick O’Brien was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award at the National Maritime Awards Dinner. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Patrick O’Brien was a draftsman in a naval architecture firm before becoming an artist. Since 1985, he has worked as an illustrator and painter for such…

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During my contented New York City childhood of the 1940’s, living near the Hudson River and  N.Y. Harbor in a time of spectacular and bustling steamship traffic that visually and emotionally so captivated me,  it “set” the stage for my later becoming a maritime historical artist. Now, in my eighties, and finding more joy in looking back…

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