Monday, June 7, 2010

Stobart at Butler

A retrospective exhibition of John Stobart called "The Grandeur of America's Age of Sail" will be on show at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, for just a week more, ending June 13.


John Stobart is best known for his moonlit harbor scenes, often showing carefully researched historical views of American sailing ships and riverboats.

He was a prodigious student at the Derby School of Art and the Royal Academy before moving to Montreal and then to the U.S.A. In addition to his historical work, he is a skilled plein-air painter. Many of the small oil studies he made for a public television series are included in the exhibit.

A museum catalog with color reproduction of all 66 works accompanies the exhibition, showing some of the best work from his professional career that has already lasted over 60 years. He is one of those rare artists who has not only enjoyed a long working career, but he keeps getting better and better.
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Butler Institute/ Exhibitions
John Stobart website
The catalog at the Stobart website
GurneyJourney "Is Moonlight Blue?"
Matthew Innis's blog "Underpaintings"--lots of Stobart images
Thanks, Shawn!

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Looks like an amazing exhibition!! Too bad I don't own a pterosaur so that I could just fly over there in no time. The world is just too big a place sometimes!

Mary Bullock said...

Love Stobart's work!