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Flying the Colors: The Unseen Treasures of Nineteenth-Century American Marine Art, which I wrote in 2007-08 (and which is co-authored by Alan Granby and Janice Hyland) is now available at amazon.com (pre-order) or through Mystic Seaport, The Museum of America and the Sea. After so much hard work and such a long wait it is a tremendous pleasure to see it in print. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
For those with a keen interest in marine painting the illustrations in this anthology will be hard to resist. The text of the book is also rich with pleasure and consists of five chapters: Fine Art (including the work of Robert Salmon, Fitz Henry Lane, William Bradford, Francis Augustus Silva, Alfred Thomas Bricher and William Trost Richards); American Marine Art (including paintings of harbor scenes, the work of the Luminists, refined ship portraiture and American primitive ship portraiture); Chapter Three is devoted to the work of American artist James E. Buttersworth; Chapter Four is dedicated to painter Antonio Jacobsen; and finally the International chapter (including works depicting American ships in foreign ports.)
Thank you all for your support and interest in my work and in marine painting in general. We are currently planning various book launch events and parties to take place in New York City, Litchfield, CT and Palm Beach, FL. Please stay tuned for more details.
Don’t forget to join me at the Winter Antiques Show, New York on January 27, 2010 where I will be available for discussion, questions and to sign your copy of the book. Please call me if you need tickets to the show.
I look forward to seeing all of you.