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Christopher Blossom Witch Of The Wave Canvas



      


Christopher Blossom Witch Of The Wave  Canvas Christopher Blossom

Status: Available | Condition: New | Edition:Limited Edition Canvas | Edition Size: Limited Edition of 75 | Dim:13 x 10 | Christopher Blossom| Item #: BL00037

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NOTES: Witch Of The Wave -The discovery of gold in California in 1848 had a dramatic impact on this country and the rest of the world. In the shipping industry, for example, speed and capacity became even more important for shipping goods to the booming city of San Francisco. It was during this time, at the height of the clipper ship era, that George Raynes built the "Witch of the Wave" at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Built primarily for Far East trade, a typical voyage took her from the East Coast to California and then around the world. Although she was a clipper ship, "Witch of the Wave" was not designed for extreme speed, but rather to accommodate a large amount of cargo. After her fourth voyage in 1854, she was chartered by and later sold to Dutch interests, who renamed her "Electra." "I like to find a way to show a ship in a slightly different way than the typical full-sail, sunny day picture," says Chris Blossom, "and here I show her under shortened sail in fairly blustery conditions, as the sun begins to set."

Witch Of The WaveCanvas by Christopher Blossom is a Limited Edition production signed by the Artist. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity which affirms that this is an authentic Limited Edition production from  Christopher Blossom. This Limited Edition is Signed and Numbered by the artist.

Christopher Blossom bio

When a child has a father and grandfather who are both well known illustrators, it is likely the offspring will also become an artist. And when a boy starts to sail at the age of six, it is also likely that the artist might choose the sea and sailing ships as his subject. Such was the case for Christopher Blossom, who, by the time he left the Parsons School of Design and Robert Bourke s Design Studio, could visualize a finished boat from only its plans—and draw the craft from any angle. Before Blossom was twenty, he had sailed under square rig aboard the brigantine Young America. Known for his complex, detailed compositions of ships at sea, Blossom combines his appreciation for the beauty and the menace of the sea with his love of maritime history and ship construction. Before Blossom paints a vessel, he is likely to study the ship s blueprint to learn about it hull design, length, tonnage and deck layout. Blossom s historically accurate ships and harbors are combined with color, light and composition to capture the mood of a voyage and convey the essence of the seafaring experience. At the age of twenty, he won a Gold Medal at the Society of Illustrators Scholarship Exhibition. His dual vocation of experiencing the sea and then painting both nautical history and some of the greatest modern places to sail, was truly launched. Blossom became both a charter member and an artist of the American Society of Marine Artists, serving as its president from 1983 to 1986. His awards include a Gold Medal from the National Academy of Western Art for his painting of ships in Monterey. Saluted as an undisputed master, Blossom has exhibited his art at the Gilcrease Museum, the Colorado Museum of History, the prestigious Prix de West Invitational and the Artists of America show. Blossom continues to achieve artistic honors including the Robert Lougheed Memorial Award at the 2001 Prix de West. Almost the only time he isn t painting is when he is sailing, visiting ports of call in Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, the Bahamas, California and Washington state. Blossom, who recently spent a year sailing around the Caribbean with his wife and two sons says of his love, "It s not a hobby, it s a way of life. When I look at the ocean, I get the same feeling pilots must get when they look to the sky."