Maritime and marine painting were particularly popular genres beginning in the 17th century. These paintings depict ships at sea, often including human figures. They can also be purely seascapes, incorporating the water, sky, and the shoreline.
To give you more background on the show, we'll highlight a few of the major artists included in this show!
|Reynolds Beal, Gloucester Harbor, 1917, oil on board|
A contemporary of Beal, Edward J. Holslag, created similar Impressionist works around the same time. He was a student of John LaFarge, an important French artist for the stained glass medium. Holslag was itinerat, always traveling around Europe and the United States. He is best known for a mural he painted in the Congress Hotel in Chicago in 1917. Similar to Beal, his paintings are have the characteristic Impressionist brushstrokes. Also like Beal, he painted Gloucester Harbor:
|Edward J. Holslag, Gloucester Harbor, 1919, oil on canvas|