Posts Tagged ‘marine painter’

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.



Artist of the moment……..John Grimshaw



John Grimshaw was a British painter renown for his nocturnal marine paintings. John Grimshaw was born in Leeds, England in the year 1836. Grimshaw was immensely popular with the middle class. Grimshaw was a Victorian erapainter who captured the atmospheric conditions perfectly.

A contemporary that painted similar works was the American painter James McNeill Whistler. Whistler thought he had invented the nocturnal landscape until seeing the works of his contemporary Grimshaw.

Grimshaw had four children that became professional artists.


John Grimshaw passed away in 1893 due to complications from tuberculosis.

Price range information: Grimshaw worked in oils. Works range from $100,000 to more than $1 million dollars.

In this clip a montage of works by John Atkinson Grimshaw:

If you enjoy the work of John Grimshaw be sure and check out the paintings of artist John Stobart. Other artists who painted great works at night include Frederic Remington and Frank Tenney Johnson.