Artist of the moment……..Frederick Waugh


Frederick  Judd Waugh was among the great painters of sea and ocean. Frederick Waugh was born in Bordentown, New Jersey in the year 1861. His father was professional artist Sam Waugh. Sam Waugh was a renown portrait artist.

Talk about a well schooled artist! Waugh attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts where he studied under Thomas Eakins. Waugh also studied in Paris, France at the Academy Julien with artist Adolphe Bougeureau.

The artist served in the Navy and helped to design camouflage for Navy ships.

Waugh is alleged to have been the first American artist to earn more than $1 million dollars from the sales of his artwork. Many of the finest private clubs in America had to include a Waugh seascape painting in their collection.

In this clip a great montage of seascapes by the artist. I enjoy his seascape works as they are great mixture of realism and abstraction.

Waugh passed away in 1940.

Price range information: Most works priced between $20,000 and $100,000. His works when he was alive and at his artistic peak sold for $5,000. An incredible amount at the time.



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