Posts Tagged ‘maritime painter’

Artist of the moment……….Walter Schofield

 

Walter Schofield was one of the best American Impressionists living in the Pennsylvania region. Schofield was renown for landscape paintings of small farm life and winter scenes. Walter Schofield was born in 1867, his family had emigrated from England.

Schofield attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. The artist also studied abroad at the Academie Julian located in Paris, France. He also studied at the Academie Colarossi.

After getting married he and his wife would spent winters in the United States and Philadelphia. The rest of the time they bought an estate in Cornwall, England they made their second home.

Schofield is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

Walter Schofield passed away in 1944.

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Some other artists who paint wonderful snow scenes include Lynn Boggess, anyone in the Wiggins family of artists, and Aldro Thomas Hibbard.

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Artist of the moment……Thomas Buttersworth Sr.

 

Thomas Buttersworth Sr. was the grandfather of the James Butterworth and also a painter of maritime subjects. Thomas Buttersworth was renown or his paintings of the ocean that often depicted the great battles of the sea. Thomas Buttersworth Sr. was born on the largest island of England, the Isle of Wight in the year 1768.

When the artist was in his late twenties he signed up for the England’s Royal Navy. His background served him well to paint the battle scenes he saw from firsthand experience.

Thomas Buttersworth was also successful at garnering commissions for painting the great ships of his era. The artist was employed by the East India Company for this purpose.

Thomas Buttersworth passed away in 1864.

The artist is included in many collections including the National Maritime Museum located in London, England.

Price range information: Works range from  $20,000 to $250,000. The artist worked in oils and watercolors.

What a great family of artists. Its so rare to have a battle scene painted by someone that actually lived through experience.

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Artist of the moment……James Edward Buttersworth

 

 

The next couple of posts lets take a look at a wonderful family of painters who are renown for their maritime paintings, the Buttersworth family of artists. James Buttersworth was born in London, England in the year 1817. His father was renowned maritime painter Thomas Buttersworth, who mentored the his son.

James Buttersworth relocated to the United States in the early 1840s.

The artist is best known for his paintings of boats racing in the America’s Cup boating competition. His work is very important as this was a time period before photography captured the races.

What I enjoy most about the work of this artist is his great sense of atmosphere. The first thing I review when taking in a maritime painting, the painting of the water and skies. James Buttersworth painted great storms and choppy waters. Even in smaller works the artist is able to capture the dramatic stormy skies and wonderful lighting the sea provides.

James Buttersworth passed away in 1894.

In this clip a great montage of paintings by James Buttersworth that show his great ability to capture storms and atmospheric conditions of the sea:

The artist is included in the America’s Cup Hall of Fame for his wonderful maritime paintings.

Price range information: Works range from $25,000 to $800,000. The artist painted mainly in oils but also worked in watercolor.

The Buttersworth family as a whole reminds me a great deal of the Gruppe family of artists also renown for their maritime paintings.

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